Schwannoma of Nasal Inferior Turbinate in Young Male: A Rare Occurrence

J Coll Physicians Surg Pak. 2015 Jun;25(6):460-1.


A12-year old boy presented to the ENT Department of Abbasi Shaheed Hospital, Karachi, with a one year history of progressively increasing unilateral right sided nasal obstruction. He denied any other symptoms like that of rhinorrhea, epistaxis, facial pain, headache and any history of nasal trauma. After routine clinical examination, CT scan nose/PNS with contrast was advised and subsequently biopsy was done that revealed the mass to be as schwannoma. This was then removed via a lateral rhinotomy approach and the postoperative specimen again revealed the same. The boy was followed for 1-year and no recurrence is seen. He is still in the follow-up phase.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Biopsy
  • Child
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Nasal Obstruction / diagnostic imaging
  • Nasal Obstruction / etiology*
  • Neurilemmoma / diagnosis*
  • Neurilemmoma / surgery
  • Nose Neoplasms / diagnosis*
  • Nose Neoplasms / surgery
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed
  • Treatment Outcome
  • Turbinates / pathology*
  • Turbinates / surgery