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)
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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Competing interests: None declared