Indian Journal of Dermatology

Year
: 2004  |  Volume : 49  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 194--197

Parapharyngeal Neurofibroma Originating From The Vagus Nerve In A Patient With Von Recklinghausen«SQ»s Disease


Nillay Kanti Das1, Saibal Mishra2, Somnath Saha3 
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Nillay Kanti Das


A case of unilateral parapharyngeal neurofibroma occurring in a 25 year old female with von Recklinghausen’s disease is discussed in this report because of the rarity of such a condition. Parapharyngeal neurofibroma usually arises from the vagus nerve and very rarely they are associated with von Recklinghausen’s disease or Neurofibroamatosis type 1. It typically presents with a long–standing history of throat/neck mass with/without neurological deficit. CT scan reveals a moderately enhancing mass, occasionally with central necrosis or cavitations. This, together with spindle shaped cells seen on aspiration cytology, if done, strongly suggests a neurofibroma and excision of the tumor is the treatment of choice. In this patient no sign of malignancy was detected and the two year follow–up period was uneventful.


How to cite this article:
Das N, Mishra S, Saha S. Parapharyngeal Neurofibroma Originating From The Vagus Nerve In A Patient With Von Recklinghausen's Disease.Indian J Dermatol 2004;49:194-197


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Das N, Mishra S, Saha S. Parapharyngeal Neurofibroma Originating From The Vagus Nerve In A Patient With Von Recklinghausen's Disease. Indian J Dermatol [serial online] 2004 [cited 2019 Nov 15 ];49:194-197
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