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CASE REPORT
Year : 2019  |  Volume : 64  |  Issue : 5  |  Page : 407-410

Lower lip plexiform schwannoma: Report of a rare case and a literature review


Department of Dermatology, Ahvaz Jundishapur University of Medical Sciences, Ahvaz, Iran

Correspondence Address:
Nader Pazyar
Department of Dermatology, Ahvaz Jundishapur University of Medical Sciences, Ahvaz
Iran
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DOI: 10.4103/ijd.IJD_207_18

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Plexiform schwannoma is an uncommon benign neoplasm of the neural sheath characterized grossly and microscopically by multinodular growth. It is typically presented as a mobile, solitary, smooth-surfaced, and nontender mass. Histologically, schwannomas are classified into the following seven types: classical (Verocay), plexiform, cellular, cranial nerve, melanotic, degenerated (ancient), and granular cell schwannomas. In spite of the fact that plexiform schwannoma commonly occurs in the head-and-neck region, the involvement of the lip is considered to be extremely rare. Herein, we present the case of a 16-year-old boy with the schwannoma on the lower lip excised without any recurrence at 9 months after surgery.


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