Lingual Schwannoma: A Case Report

Manish Munjal, Archana Arora, Damanpreet Singh, Gopika Talwar, Japsimran Nagpal


Schwannomas are benign nerve sheath tumors uncommonly seen in the oral cavity. The etiology is largely unknown and there is no sex predilection and can occur in a vast age group. Magnetic Resonance Imaging is the investigation of choice and transoral resection allows for removal of this tumor in a vast majority of cases. Malignant transformation in these tumors is exceedingly rare. Reported here is a 2x2 cm schwannoma on the lateral border of the tongue , in a 19 yr old male for the last  8 months. Complete transoral excision with primary closure was carried out. Histopathological examination of the surgical specimen revealed features of schwannoma. 

DOI: 10.21276/AABS.1457



schwannoma, neurilemmoma, antoni A and B

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