Journal of Surgical Technique and Case Report

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Plexiform Neurofibroma: A Rare Tumor of Submandibular Salivary Gland

TY Shekar, G Gole, S Prabhala, S Gole


A 15-year-old boy presented with swelling in the submandibular region. X-ray of the swollen part showed faint radio opaque shadow. A provisional diagnosis of sialadenitis with sialolithiasis was made. Excised mass was reported histopathologically as plexiform neurofibroma of submandibular salivary gland. Plexiform neurofibroma of the salivary gland is a rare benign tumor often present in the parotid gland. It is very rare in submandibular salivary gland. It is a slow growing, locally infiltrating tumor.

Key words: Plexiform neurofibroma, sialadenitis, sialolithiasis, submandibular salivary gland
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