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Indian Journal of Pathology and Oncology


Schwannoma of tongue with review of literature


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

Volume : 6, Issue : 3, Year : 2019

Article Page : 413-416


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Abstract

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 : 10.18231/j.ijpo.2019.079

How to cite : Murgod P S, Doshi P R, Doshi R S, Schwannoma of tongue with review of literature. Indian J Pathol Oncol 2019;6(3):413-416

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