Solitary central neurofibroma of the maxilla: A Case Report


  • Hossein Danesteh Assistant professor of oral and maxillofacial surgery department, School of Dentistry, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Iran
  • Azita Sadeghzade Post graduate student of oral and maxillofacial medicine department, School of Dentistry, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Iran
  • Dana Jafarpour Research Associate, Biomaterials Research Center, School of Dentistry, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Iran



Neurofibroma is a benign tumor which rarely occurs in the oral cavity. Generally, oral neurofibroma is part of a neurofibromatosis type-1 like syndrome (Von Recklinghausen’s disease) and rarely occurs as a solitary lesion of oral cavity. Up to now, few cases have been reported with the solitary neurofibromas of tongue and submandibular gland. The tumor can also be rarely located centrally in the bone. This research presents a central neurofibroma case in the maxillary bone which has no relationship with the neurofibromatosis.


Central neurofibroma; Neurofibromatosis; Solitary neurofibroma; Von Recklinghausen’s disease.


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