Benign tumors of neural origin
- 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.