Lingual Schwannoma: A Case Report
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.
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