Intraparotid facial nerve neurofibroma in neurofibromatosis type 1

Deniz Tuna Edizer, Yusuf Hajizade, Emin Karaman, Harun Cansiz

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Benign tumors of the nerve sheath are of 2 types: schwannoma and neurofibroma. Neurofibromas are most commonly found with neurofibromatosis type 1 and characterized by incorporation of the nerve fibers within their matrix. Both benign and malignant tumors can affect the facial nerve. These tumors can be intrinsic or extrinsic; in other words, it can originate from the facial nerve itself or from a contiguous structure or a metastatic disease. Actually, extrinsic tumors are far more common than intrinsic tumors. Intraparotid location of benign tumors of the facial nerve sheath is considered a rare event compared with intratemporal location.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1118-1119
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Craniofacial Surgery
Issue number3
StatePublished - May 2011
Externally publishedYes


  • Neurofibroma
  • facial nerve
  • intraparotid
  • neurofibromatosis type 1

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Otorhinolaryngology


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