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.
GOETHALS PL, LILLIE JC. Neurilemoma of the Epiglottis: Report of a Case. Arch Otolaryngol. 1961;74(2):181–184. doi:10.1001/archotol.1961.00740030186010
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