Issue N# 4 - 2002
Schwannoma of the tongue: one case report
Authors : E. Mevio, E. Gorini, A. Lenzi, L. Migliorini (Pavia)
Ref. : Rev Laryngol Otol Rhinol. 2002;123,4:259-261.
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The schwannomas are nervous tissue tumours that arise from Schwann cells; they are uncommon in peripheral nerves and rare in the tongue. After,a review of the literature, we present a case of schwannoma which arose in the ventral part of the body of the tongue. The tumour presented as a slowly growing mass producing few symptoms. The diagnosis of schwannoma is usually made post-operatively by histological identification although modern imaging techniques can provide useful indications. The treatment is exclusively surgical and usually enucleation of the mass is uncomplicated. There are no reports of malignant transformation.
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