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Year : 2008  |  Volume : 56  |  Issue : 6  |  Page : 514-515

A rare case of benign isolated schwannoma in the inferior orbit


Department of Ophthalmology, Lady Hardinge Medical College and Associated, SK Hospital and KS Children's Hospital, New Delhi - 110 001, India

Correspondence Address:
Anuradha Dhawan
D-38, Malka Ganj, Delhi- 110 007
India
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DOI: 10.4103/0301-4738.43380

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A rare case of unilateral orbital schwannoma arising from the infraorbital nerve is presented. An excision biopsy with complete removal of the mass in the inferior orbit was performed. A definitive diagnosis was made on histopathological examination. The clinical and histological features of schwannoma are discussed. A need for early removal of such tumors is recommended to prevent complications.


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