Schwannoma of tongue in a child

  • Sonam Sharma Senior Resident , Department of Pathology, Vardhman Mahavir Medical College and Safdarjung Hospital, New Delhi
  • Amita Sharma Department of Dentistry , Shaheed Hasan Khan Mewati Government Medical College, Mewat, Haryana, India
  • Ashok Kumar Department of ENT, Shaheed Hasan Khan Mewati Government Medical College, Mewat, Haryana, India
  • Babita Ahlawat Department of Dentistry, Shaheed Hasan Khan Mewati Government Medical College, Mewat, Haryana, India
  • Rachit Sharma MBBS Intern , PGIMS , Rohtak , Haryana
Keywords: Schwannoma, Tongue, Child, Cytology, Histopathology


Schwannoma is a benign nerve sheath tumor composed of Schwann cells, which normally produce the insulating myelin sheath covering peripheral nerves. Here, we report a rare unsuspected case of 6 year old female child with schwannoma on the right side of the middle third of the dorsum of the tongue. This case highlights the clinicopathological features of schwannoma tongue and the importance of including schwannoma as one of the differential diagnosis among the lesions of tongue especially in children. 


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