Schwannomas of the head and neck

  • Anastasios Kanatas | a.kanatas@doctors.org.uk Oral and Facial Specialties Department, Pinderfields General Hospital, Wakefield, United Kingdom.
  • Thomas Mucke Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Technische Universita¨t Mu¨nchen, Klinikum Rechts der Isar, Munich, Germany.
  • David Houghton Oral and Facial Specialties Department, Pinderfields General Hospital, Wakefield, United Kingdom.
  • David A. Mitchell Oral and Facial Specialties Department, Pinderfields General Hospital, Wakefield, United Kingdom.

Abstract

Schwannomas are benign encapsulated nerve sheath tumors composed of Schwann cells. Malignant change in head and neck schwannomas is rare, with the incidence varying between 8 and 13.9%. In this review, we discuss the presentation and the management of head and neck schwannomas. The issues and difficulties based on our own experience as well as the experience of published reports from the literature are presented.

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Published
2011-12-14
Section
Reviews
Keywords:
Schwannomas - Benign tumors - Head and neck tumors
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How to Cite
Kanatas, A., Mucke, T., Houghton, D., & Mitchell, D. A. (2011). Schwannomas of the head and neck. Oncology Reviews, 3(2), 107-111. https://doi.org/10.4081/oncol.2009.107

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