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Nasal Septal Schwannoma: A Rare Case and Review of Literature

Ranvir Singh, Shirish Saheewala, Deepak Verma, Surender Kumar

Keywords : Case report, Epistaxis, Endoscopy, Nasal schwannoma, Nose block

Citation Information : Singh R, Saheewala S, Verma D, Kumar S. Nasal Septal Schwannoma: A Rare Case and Review of Literature. Int J Otorhinolaryngol Clin 2023; 15 (2):91-93.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10003-1456

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 21-12-2023

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2023; The Author(s).


Introduction: Nasal septal schwannoma is not so common, presenting with unilateral nasal block age, breathing difficulty, and bleeding nose. Nasal schwannoma is a rare diagnosis accounting for 4% of schwannomas. The diagnosis is made by histopathological examination of specimens and is S100 positive on immunohistochemistry (IHC). Case description: We report a 19-year-old female who presented with unilateral nasal block age, bleeding from the same side, and pain. On clinical examination, a polypoidal mass was seen filling the right nasal cavity and deviated nasal septum (DNS) to the left. Contrast-enhanced computed tomography showed soft tissue density in the right nasal cavity pushing the septum. The patient was taken for endoscopic excision of the mass. Histopathology report confirmed nasal schwannoma, S100 positive. Conclusion: Complete surgical excision is the treatment of choice.

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