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Intranodal neurilemmoma presenting as parotid mass

  • D G Grant (a1), N Breitenfeldt (a2), N A Shepherd (a3) and D M Thomas (a1)

We report a case of benign intranodal neurilemmoma, an extremely rare tumour arising from a nerve sheath within a lymph node.

Case report:

A 67-year-old woman underwent surgery for a left-sided parotid mass. Histopathological analysis revealed a tumour arising from a lymph node within the superficial lobe of the parotid gland. The tumour demonstrated histological features of an intranodal neurilemmoma.


This case represents the first report of an intranodal neurilemmoma arising within a parotid lymph node, and supports the proposal that intranodal neurilemmoma be recognised as a distinct histological entity.

Corresponding author
Address for correspondence: Mr D M Thomas, Department of Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery, Gloucestershire Royal Hospital, Great Western Road, Gloucester GL1 3NN, UK. E-mail:
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