Schwannoma of vagus nerve masquerading as a parotid tumour

C. Shetty, K. R. Avinash, Ajit Auluck

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Abstract

A post-auricular swelling is the most common presentation of a parotid tumour, the majority of which are benign neoplasms like pleomorphic adenoma. This case report discusses a post-styloid parapharyngeal space tumour presenting as a post-auricular mass which, on initial clinical and cytological examination, was diagnosed as pleomorphic adenoma. A cross-sectional radiological examination revealed the true location of the mass, which was histopathologically confirmed to be a vagal schwannoma. A radiological differential diagnosis is also discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)376-379
Number of pages4
JournalDentomaxillofacial Radiology
Volume35
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 01-09-2006
Externally publishedYes

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Vagus Nerve
Neurilemmoma
Pleomorphic Adenoma
Neoplasms
Differential Diagnosis

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Otorhinolaryngology
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Dentistry(all)
  • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology

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Shetty, C. ; Avinash, K. R. ; Auluck, Ajit. / Schwannoma of vagus nerve masquerading as a parotid tumour. In: Dentomaxillofacial Radiology. 2006 ; Vol. 35, No. 5. pp. 376-379.
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In: Dentomaxillofacial Radiology, Vol. 35, No. 5, 01.09.2006, p. 376-379.

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