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International Journal of Dental Sciences and Research. 2013, 1(3), 53-55
DOI: 10.12691/ijdsr-1-3-3
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Schwannoma of the Tongue – A Rare Clinical Entity

Venkatesh Jayaraman1, , Balaguhan Balasubramanian2 and Rajakumari Senthivelu3

1Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Rajah Muthiah Dental College, Chidambaram, India

2Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Karpaga Vinayaga Institute of Dental sciences, Chennai, India

3Junior Consultant, J.R Dental Care, Chidambaram, India

Pub. Date: December 09, 2013

Cite this paper:
Venkatesh Jayaraman, Balaguhan Balasubramanian and Rajakumari Senthivelu. Schwannoma of the Tongue – A Rare Clinical Entity. International Journal of Dental Sciences and Research. 2013; 1(3):53-55. doi: 10.12691/ijdsr-1-3-3


Schwannoma is a nerve sheath tumour originating from the Schwann cell of nerve sheath. We present case report of a 30 year old female who presented with a swelling on the right lateral border of the tongue since 1 ½ years with notable increase in size for past two months. The swelling was a solitary, mobile, well defined mass, firm in consistency. It was associated with constant irritation from the palatally placed lower right canine. Regional nodes were not palpable. A provisional diagnosis of traumatic fibroma was made. The patient underwent complete enucleation with primary closure. Histological examination after surgical excision revealed schwannoma. The patient had an uneventful postoperative recovery. There was no recurrence after the removal of the mass during the past 2 years of follow up.

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