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Year : 2018  |  Volume : 9  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 202-204

Schwannoma of the base of the tongue mimicking fibroma

Department of Dentistry, Dr. RPGMC, Kangra, Himachal Pradesh, India

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Neera Ohri
Ohri Market, Kangra - 176 001, Himachal Pradesh
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DOI: 10.4103/srmjrds.srmjrds_35_18

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Schwannoma is a slow-growing benign tumor of the nerve sheath. It originates from the Schwann cell of the peripheral, autonomic, and cranial nerve. It is usually a single, circumscribed, firm, painless lesion of variable size. 25%–40% of all schwannomas are considered to affect the head and neck region, with the parapharyngeal space being the most common location. Only 1% of cases are intraoral. The treatment of choice is surgical excision of the tumor. Schwannomas do not show recurrence if completely excised. We report a case of schwannoma of the base of the tongue mimicking fibroma.

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