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 CASE REPORT
Year : 2014  |  Volume : 62  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 429--431

Olfactory schwannoma: A report of two cases and literature review


1 Department of Neurosurgery, Beijing Tiantan Hospital, Beijing; Beijing Institute for Brain Disorders Brain Tumor Center, Beijing 100050, China
2 Department of Neuropathology, Beijing Neurosurgical Institute, Capital Medical University; Beijing Institute for Brain Disorders Brain Tumor Center, Beijing 100050, China

Correspondence Address:
Jian Xie
Department of Neurosurgery, Beijing Tiantan Hospital, Capital Medical University, No. 6 Tiantan Xili, Dongcheng District, Beijing 100 050
China
Jian Xie
Department of Neurosurgery, Beijing Tiantan Hospital, Capital Medical University, No. 6 Tiantan Xili, Dongcheng District, Beijing 100 050
China
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DOI: 10.4103/0028-3886.141289

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Intracranial schwannoma is a kind of benign intracranial tumors, derived from neuron myelin sheath, growing slowly and curable. Olfactory schwannoma is an exceedingly rare kind of schwannoma, whose origin is still uncovered. Although several theories have been put up for pathogenesis of olfactory schwannoma, till now, none of these hypotheses has been widely accepted and acknowledged officially. Up to date, only 46 cases of olfactory schwannoma were reported across numerous institutes worldwide. Here we gathered two cases from Department of Neurosurgery in Beijing Tiantan Hospital across two years collection.






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