Olfactory ensheathing cell tumor.

@article{Ippili2009OlfactoryEC,
  title={Olfactory ensheathing cell tumor.},
  author={Kaushal Ippili and Boola Gnana Ratnam and Swarnalata Gowrishankar and Alok Ranjan and Rahul Lath},
  journal={Neurology India},
  year={2009},
  volume={57 1},
  pages={76-8}
}
Olfactory ensheathing cells (OECs) are found in the olfactory bulb and olfactory nasal mucosa. They resemble Schwann cells on light and electron microscopy, however, immunohistochemical staining can distinguish between the two. There are less than 30 cases of olfactory groove schwannomas reported in the literature while there is only one reported case of OEC tumor. We report an OEC tumor in a 42-year-old male and discuss the pathology and origin of this rare tumor. 

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