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Intrabony Schwannoma of the Mandible: Case Report and Review of Literature

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This paper focuses on the case of intrabony mandibular schwannoma in a 39 yrs healthy male who was addressed by his dentist for an asymptomatic radiolucency of the left mandibular corpus. Computed Tomography Dentascan showed a soft tumour continuous to the path of the inferior alveolar nerve. Confirmation was made after surgical excision and careful histological examination. Radiolucent images of the mandible are frequently met by dentists and oro-facial surgeons, and suggest first odontogenic cysts because of their high frequency. But even if sheath nerve tumours are very rare, this case report reminds the necessity to keep them in mind.

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Abouchadi, A. , Guerrouani, A. , Ribag, Y. , El Khatib, K. and Nassih, M. (2014) Intrabony Schwannoma of the Mandible: Case Report and Review of Literature. Open Journal of Stomatology, 4, 233-237. doi: 10.4236/ojst.2014.45032.

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