Archives of Head and Neck Surgery
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Archives of Head and Neck Surgery
Case Report Lip and oral cavity tumors

Schwannoma of the oral tongue

Alexandre Andrade Sousa, Julinely Gonçalves Weber Porto

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Abstract

Schwannomas are benign tumors arising from Schwann cells that affect the peripheral or central nerves. We report the case of a patient presented with a swelling of the tongue. The diagnosis was performed through imaging exams, videolaryngoscopy and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), and incisional biopsy. The patient underwent complete transoral resection of the lesion. Schwannomas are rarely found in the oral cavity, with 46 cases described in the tongue. They present in several ways, from painless nodules to bulky masses with compressive symptoms. Complete surgical excision is the treatment of choice. These tumors show rare recurrence if completely excised.

Keywords

schwann cells, peripheral nervous system neoplasms, head and neck neoplasms, tongue neoplasms.

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Submitted date:
05/25/2020

Accepted date:
08/09/2020

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