Neurinoma of the facial nerve mimicking a parotid tumour: A case report

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Abstract

Abstract.

A case of a facial neurinoma localized in the right parotid gland is presented. Neurinomas derived from the facial nerve are very rare especially when extracranially located. Despite imaging and other investigations, extirpation of the tumour and histopathological examination are the only way to establish the diagnosis. Neurinomas are encapsulated and can be dissected without interruption of nerve branches.

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