Benign tumors of neural origin

Benign tumors of neural origin

Characteristics
  • Benign nerve sheath neoplasms of the Schwann cells.
  • Histologically, they are distinguished in neurofibroma or neurilemmoma.
  • Lesions that develop in the inferior alveolar nerve canal cause widening of the canal, while preserving the cortex.
  • Most common symptoms are pain and swelling.
  • Usually unilocular with a well-defined rim (cyst-like radiolucency).
  • The adjacent teeth are vital. It may cause root displacement and resorption.
  • Has the tendency for recurrence after inadequate surgery.

Cases

A case of neuroma.