Intraosseous schwannoma of the mandible: a case report and review of the literature

Oral Surg Oral Med Oral Pathol Oral Radiol Endod. 2003 Jul;96(1):54-65. doi: 10.1016/s1079-2104(03)00228-2.


Schwannomas are benign neoplasms originating from the neural sheath and occurring most often in the soft tissues of the head and neck. Intraosseous schwannomas, however, are rare. The most common site of occurrence for these unusual lesions is the mandible. This article documents a case of an intramandibular schwannoma and provides a review of the literature on intraosseous schwannomas, with special attention to cases arising in the mandible and the maxilla.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Mandibular Neoplasms / diagnostic imaging
  • Mandibular Neoplasms / pathology*
  • Mandibular Neoplasms / surgery
  • Neurilemmoma / diagnostic imaging
  • Neurilemmoma / pathology*
  • Neurilemmoma / surgery
  • Radiography