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August 1961

Neurilemoma of the Epiglottis: Report of a Case

Arch Otolaryngol. 1961;74(2):181-184. doi:10.1001/archotol.1961.00740030186010

According to Stout,1 a neurilemoma (schwannoma) is a solitary, encapsulated, benign tumor arising from the cells of the neurilemma, or sheath of Schwann. This relatively rare neoplasm may occur along the course of a peripheral, cranial, or sympathetic nerve. Although many of these growths are situated about the head and neck, they are exceedingly rare in the larynx. As far as we can determine, there have been no previous reports of a neurilemoma arising from the epiglottis. The following report concerns a patient from whom we removed a neurilemoma in this portion of the larynx.

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