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Archivos argentinos de pediatría

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CORAGLIA, Carla et al. Facial nerve schwannoma as differential diagnosis of parotid tumors in pediatrics. Arch. argent. pediatr. [online]. 2019, vol.117, n.3, pp.e301-e304. ISSN 0325-0075.

Schwannomas are benign tumors which arise from Schwann cells and take place along peripheral nerves. Extra-temporal facial nerve schwannomas are infrequent and present as painless masses in the parotid region, slow-growing and involvement of the facial nerve. Although rare, they should be taken into account as a differential diagnosis in parotid masses in children. Surgical strategies include superficial parotidectomy and surgical tumor resection with electrical nerve stimulation and nerve preservation. The following case describes a paediatric patient treated with the previously mentioned nerve sparing surgical technique.

Keywords : Schwannoma; Neoplasms; Parotid gland; Paediatrics; Facial nerve.

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