Unusual Presentation of a Giant Schwannoma of Left Lateral Border of Tongue: A Rare Case Report

Abstract

Schwannoma is a benign, encapsulated, slow-growing and generally solitary tumour that arise from Schwann cells of the peripheral nerve sheath. Approximately 1–12% occur intraorally with the tongue being one of the site. We report a case of schwannoma of the tongue in a 33-year-old male patient. It presented as a slow growing mass of the tongue. We did the surgical excision of the tumour with the help of CO2 laser, and the patient is in follow-up and is asymptomatic from the last 7 months.

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PH: Conceptualization, Writing—original draft. AT: Conceptualization, Writing—original draft. ASK: Investigation, Conceptualization, Writing—original draft. BH: Supervision, Writing—review and editing.

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Husain, P., Taparwal, A., Ahmed, S.K. et al. Unusual Presentation of a Giant Schwannoma of Left Lateral Border of Tongue: A Rare Case Report. Indian J Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg (2021). https://doi.org/10.1007/s12070-021-02394-2

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Keywords

  • Tongue
  • Schwannoma
  • Schwann cells
  • S-100
  • Giant