Intraparotid Facial Nerve Neurofibroma in Neurofibromatosis Type 1

Edizer D. T. , Hajizade Y., Karaman E. , Cansiz H.

JOURNAL OF CRANIOFACIAL SURGERY, cilt.22, ss.1118-1119, 2011 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 22 Konu: 3
  • Basım Tarihi: 2011
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1097/scs.0b013e3182108f22
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.1118-1119


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.