Title:
A clinical case report of a Schwannoma on the tip of the tongue
Authors:
M. Vafiadis*, A. Fiska*, M. Panopoulou*, D. Assimakopoulos**
Institutions:
*E.N.T. Department, Medical School, Demokrition University of Thrace, Greece; **E.N.T. Department, Medical School of Ioannina, Greece
Keywords:
Schwannoma; neurilemmoma; tongue
Pages:
201 - 204
Abstract:
A clinical case report of a Schwannoma on the tip of the tongue. Objectives: Schwannomas (neurilemmomas) are benign solitary tumours which arise from the Schwann cells of the neural sheath, most often from the VIII cranial nerve. Extracranially, 25% of all schwannomas are located in the head and neck. Intra-oral development is uncommon and a location in the tongue has been reported in individual cases. Methodology: We present a young patient with a schwannoma in the distal right side of the tongue. Results: The tumour had grown slowly producing no symptoms. The diagnosis was made on histological examination. Surgical enucleation of the mass was uncomplicated and there was no recurrence. Conclusions: We report a further case of a schwannoma of the tongue, highlighting the need for this to be considered in the differential diagnosis.
Issue:
Vol. 1, 2005, 4th trimester


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A clinical case report of a Schwannoma on the tip of the tongue