Document Type: Case Report

Authors

Dept. of Oral & Maxillofacial Pathology, School of Dentistry, Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, Tabriz, Iran

Abstract

Neurofibroma is the most common type of peripheral nerve neoplasm. It arises from a mixture of cell types including schwann cells and perineural fibroblasts. It can arise as solitary tumor or may be a component of neurofibromatosis. The skin is the most frequent location for neurofibroma. Lesions of the oral cavity are uncommon, but when occur, the tongue and buccal mucosa are the most common intraoral site. On rare occasions, the tumor can arise centrally within bone, either as a well demarcated or poorly defined unilucular or multilucular radiolucency. In this article, a case of solitary intraosseous neurofibroma of mandible in a 10 years old girl with a discussion on its clinical, radiological, and histopathological characteristics is reported.Key words: Solitary, Neurofibroma, Mandible