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Indian Journal of Pathology and Oncology

Schwannoma of tongue with review of literature

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Article Type : Research Article

Author Details: Priyanka Sangappa Murgod,Preeti Rajeev Doshi*,Rajeev Subhash Doshi

Volume : 6

Issue : 3

Online ISSN : 2394-6792

Print ISSN : 2394-6784

Article First Page : 413

Article End Page : 416


Schwannoma is relatively uncommon, slow-growing benign tumors. It is a benign nerve sheath tumor composed of Schwann cells, which normally produce the insulating myelin sheath covering peripheral nerves. Schwannoma of the head and neck account for 25–40% of all cases. However, intra-oral schwannoma account for only 1% of all head and neck tumors. Here we report a rare tumour of lingual Schwannoma in a 28 year old male patient which presented as a slow growing asymptomatic mass at the tip of the tongue. The mass was excised and the histopathology study of the lesion showed Schwannoma of tongue.

Keywords: Schwannoma, Benign, Tongue.

Doi :-https://doi.org/10.18231/j.ijpo.2019.079