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Lingual Schwannoma

Schwannomas are benign tumors of nerve sheath and quite uncommon in oral cavity. The case of a 15 yr old male is presented who had a 4 months history of swelling on right lateral border of tongue associated with disturbance in mastication. Examination revealed a 2x2 cm globular and smooth swelling on right lateral border of tongue. Complete excision with primary closure was carried out. Histopathological examination of the surgical specimen was consistent with schwannoma.

Author(s): Aneesa A Mirza, Irfan Iqbal, Kishore K, Sajad M, Qazi Sheetal K