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Neurofibroma of the hard palate
  1. Bethany Cartwright and
  2. Kenneth Corsar
  1. Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Pinderfields Hospital, Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust, Wakefield, UK
  1. Correspondence to Bethany Cartwright; bethany.cartwright2{at}


Neurofibromas are defined as benign tumours arising from peripheral nerve sheaths. Few intraoral palatal cases have been reported. Neurofibromas can occur as part of neurofibromatosis, type 1 (NF1) or type 2 (NF2). A 41-year-old patient presented with a slowly enlarging soft tissue mass on the hard palate. An incisional biopsy was performed, which confirmed the diagnosis of a neurofibroma associated with NF1. It should be considered that there is a chance of malignant transformation. Here, we discuss the clinical features, types, diagnosis, histopathology and treatment options.

  • dentistry and oral medicine
  • oral and maxillofacial surgery
  • head and neck surgery

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  • Contributors Both authors helped to write the case report and edited the report for this first submission. Both were involved with the patient care as well as writing the report. Verbal consent from the patient was gained by KC and written consent was gained by BC.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer-reviewed.

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