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Neurofibroma of tongue

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Abstract

Neurofibroma is a conventional name indicating a nerve tumour resembling a fibroma without regard to its cell of origin (Boyd-1970). Neurofibroma of the tongue is a very rare condition. A review of the available literature records only thirty six cases of tumours of nerve sheath origin in the tongue (Bititci-1969, Grey & Kapadia 1972). Verocay (1908) was the first to describe the tumours arising from the nerve sheath and named them “Neurinomas”. A case of Neurofibroma of the tongue with its pathological features is reported.

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Correspondence to Kailash Rai.

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Rai, K., Hemani, D.D. & Gupta, D.P. Neurofibroma of tongue. Indian J Otolaryngol 28, 137–138 (1976). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF02990988

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Keywords

  • Schwann Cell
  • Neurofibroma
  • Lated Mass
  • Poor Oral Hygiene
  • Vacuolar Degeneration