Ancient schwannoma is an uncommon schwannoma variant which is a benign tumour of Schwann cell origin. It is relatively a rare tumour (25%) in the head and neck region. It is encapsulated and well demarcated from the surrounding tissues. A 35 years old patient in this case presented with painless swelling of the tongue. Trans-oral excision of the intramural lesion was performed. Histopathological and immuno-histochemistry confirmed the diagnosis of schwannoma. This case is of interest on account of the complexity of its diagnosis and the atypical site, that is, intra-mural, of appearance of a schwannoma.
Ancient schwannoma Tongue swelling Intramural intra-lingual mass Antoni A, Antoni B bodies
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