Amer Sabih Hydri, Syed Shaukat Hussain, Iqbal Hussain Udaipurwala, Fatima Siddiqui.
A Large Extra-Osseous Solitary Neurofibroma of the Hard Palate.
J Bahria Uni Med Dental Coll Jan ;5(3):148-50.

ABSTRACT: Solitary and isolated extra osseous neurofibroma of the hard palate is a rare clinical entity and literature search showed that only three cases have been published so far. The diagnosis is often arrived onimmuno-histochemistry after surgical excision of the tumour. We are reporting a case report of a large and solitary extra-osseous neurofibroma of the hard palate, which was not associated with generalized neurofibromatosis in a 30 years old lady. She presented with a painless and gradually progressive swelling on the hard palate which was interfering with the swallowing and speech. On examination there was a large pedunculated mass arising from the hard palate near its alveolar margin.Surgical excision of the swelling was done and histopathology showed the diagnosis of neurofibroma. There is no recurrence after a follow-up of 18 months till so far. Keywords: Neurofibroma Hard palate Oral tumours Von Recklinghausen’s disease

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