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The Journal of Laryngology & Otology (2009), 123:912-914 Cambridge University Press
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doi:10.1017/S0022215108003496

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Intranodal neurilemmoma presenting as parotid mass


D G Granta1, N Breitenfeldta2, N A Shepherda3 and D M Thomasa1 c1

a1 Department of Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery, Gloucestershire Royal Hospital, Gloucester, UK
a2 Department of Surgery, Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital, Exeter, UK
a3 Department of Histopathology, Gloucestershire Royal Hospital, Gloucester, UK
Article author query
grant dg [PubMed]  [Google Scholar]
breitenfeldt n [PubMed]  [Google Scholar]
shepherd na [PubMed]  [Google Scholar]
thomas dm [PubMed]  [Google Scholar]

Abstract

Objective: We report a case of benign intranodal neurilemmoma, an extremely rare tumour arising from a nerve sheath within a lymph node.

Case report: A 67-year-old woman underwent surgery for a left-sided parotid mass. Histopathological analysis revealed a tumour arising from a lymph node within the superficial lobe of the parotid gland. The tumour demonstrated histological features of an intranodal neurilemmoma.

Conclusions: This case represents the first report of an intranodal neurilemmoma arising within a parotid lymph node, and supports the proposal that intranodal neurilemmoma be recognised as a distinct histological entity.

(Accepted June 30 2008)

(Online publication October 22 2008)

Key wordsNeurilemmoma; Schwannoma; Parotid Gland; Lymph Nodes

Correspondence:

c1 Address for correspondence: Mr D M Thomas, Department of Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery, Gloucestershire Royal Hospital, Great Western Road, Gloucester GL1 3NN, UK. E-mail: mike.d.thomas@glos.nhs.uk

Footnotes

Mr D M Thomas takes responsibility for the integrity of the content of the paper.

Competing interests: None declared