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Facial Plexiform Neurofibroma as an Intraparotid Nodule: A Rare Case Presentation

Nishat Afroz, Divya Rabindranath, Shakeba Quadri, Rana K Sherwani

Citation Information : Afroz N, Rabindranath D, Quadri S, Sherwani RK. Facial Plexiform Neurofibroma as an Intraparotid Nodule: A Rare Case Presentation. Int J Otorhinolaryngol Clin 2020; 12 (1):8-10.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10003-1344

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 03-03-2021

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2020; The Author(s).


Neurofibromas of salivary gland are very rare and account for only 0.4% of all salivary gland neoplasms. Plexiform type of neurofibromas are predominantly seen in a scenario of neurofibromatosis-1 (NF-1) association, but solitary plexiform neurofibroma has also been occasionally reported. We present a report of this variant in a 17-year-old male who is presented with a slow-growing painless swelling in the right preauricular region for 8-month duration. Microscopic examination revealed multiple cell types including Schwann cells, perineurial cells, axons, lymphocytes, mast cells, and endoneurial fibroblasts. Immunostaining with S100 confirmed the neural origin.

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