17Dec 2019

SCHWANNOMA OF THE NASAL SEPTUM: A RARE CASE

  • Department of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, Avicenna Military Hospital, Marrakesh, Morocco
  • Department of Vascular Surgery, Avicenna Military Hospital Marrakesh, Morocco
  • Department of Anatomic Pathology, Avicenna Military Hospital, Marrakesh, Morocco
Crossref Cited-by Linking logo
  • Abstract
  • Keywords
  • References
  • Cite This Article as
  • Corresponding Author

Schwannomas are benign tumors originated in the neural crests derived from Schwann cells. It is rarely seen in the nose and paranasal sinuses, and it very rarely originates from the nasal septum. We report the case of a 56 year-old male admitted to the Department of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery at Avicenna Military Hospital in Marrakesh (Morocco), with the complaint of a progressive left nasal obstruction since the last 9 months. Local examination and rigid endoscopy showed a smooth polypoid lesion completely filling the left nasal fossa, with a pedicle in the posterior septum region. Contrast enhanced computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging suggested a benign origin. The tumor was completely removed via an endoscopic approach and histopathologic examination revealed a schwannoma.


  1. Eun Hee Park, Seung-Sin Lee, Sung Wan Byun. A schwannoma in the nasal septum. Eur Arch Otorhinolaryngol (2008) 265:983?985
  2. Shruti Dhingra, MS, DNB; Jaimanti Bakshi, MS, DNB; Satyawati Mohindra, MS, DNB. Schwannoma of the nasal septum: An unusual finding. ENT-Ear, Nose & Throat Journal March 2014 Volume 93, Number 3
  3. Gulia JS, Yadav SS, Basur SK, Hooda A. Schwannoma of the membranous nasal septum. Braz J Otorhinolaryngol 2013; 79:789
  4. Manish Gupta, Naiya Rao, Chandpreet Kour, Ivreet Kaur. Septal Schwannoma of the Nose: A Rare Case. Turk Arch Otorhinolaryngol. 2017;55: 41-3
  5. Devaraja K, Nayak DR, Ramaswamy B, Rao P (2018). Nasal septal schwannoma: A rare sinonasal tumour with certain peculiarities. BMJ Case Reports. doi:10.1136/bcr-2017-223850
  6. Alrasheed W, Almomen A, Al Khatib A, A Rare Case of Nasal Septal Schwannoma: Case Report and Literature Review, International Journal of Surgery Case Reports (2019)
  7. Yong-Ha Kim, MD, PhD, Jin Ho Lee, MD, PhD, Youngsoo Park, MD, PhD, and Kyu Jin Chung, MD, PhD. Schwannoma of the Membranous Nasal Septum: a Clinical Report With Aesthetic Approach. The Journal of Craniofacial Surgery, Volume 00, Number 00, Month 2018
  8. Nurdogan Ata, MD, Ersen Koc?, MD,y Yusuf Can, MD, and Hilal Balta, M. Schwannoma Originating From the Nasal Septum. The Journal of Craniofacial Surgery, Volume 27, Number 2, March 2016
  9. Pauna HF, Carvalho GM, Guimaraes AC, Maunsell RC, Sakano, E. Schwannoma of the nasal septum: evaluation of unilateral nasal mass. Braz J Otorhinolaryngol 2013; 79: 403
  10. Bogdasarian RM, Stout AP (1943) Neurilemmoma of the nasal septum. Arch Otolaryngol 38:62?64
  11. Hyun Jin Min, MD, PhD and Kyung Soo Kim, MD, PhD. Differential Diagnosis Between Nasal Septal Schwannoma and Nasal Septal Neurofibroma. The Journal of Craniofacial Surgery. Volume 00, Number 00, Month 2017
  12. Kragh LV, Soule EH, Masson JK (1960) Benign and malignant neurilemmomas of the head and neck. Surg Gynecol Obstet 111:211?218
  13. Batra PS, Luong A, Kanowitz SJ, et al: Outcomes of minimally invasive endoscopic resection of anterior skull base neoplasms. Laryngoscope 2010;120:9?16.

[Amine En - nouali, Abdelfattah Aljalil, Oussama Al Maghraoui, Amine Azami, Haddou Ammar and Youssef Darouassi (2019); SCHWANNOMA OF THE NASAL SEPTUM: A RARE CASE Int. J. of Adv. Res. 7 (12). 257-260] (ISSN 2320-5407). www.journalijar.com


Amine En-nouali
C4, Avicenna Military Hospital, Marrakesh, Morocco

DOI:


Article DOI: 10.21474/IJAR01/10150       DOI URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.21474/IJAR01/10150


Share this article