Schwannoma of the Larynx- A Rare Case Report XD01-XD03
Dr. Hemani Verma,
Acharya Vinoba Bhave Rural Hospital, Wardha-442004, Maharashtra, India.
Head and neck neoplasms are often referred to as areas more commonly inclusive of the upper aerodigestive tract, which includes the oral cavity, pharynx, larynx, cervical oesophagus, paranasal sinuses, thyroid, the associated bone and soft tissues, along with nodes. In the head and neck area, amongst the various mesenchymal tumours, schwannoma form a major portion, accounting for not less than 25% to 45% of tumours. Laryngeal schwannoma arising in the glottis area of the larynx is an extremely rare entity. It arises from the nerves supplying the organ and despite having a benign growth pattern; the schwannomas can pose extreme diagnostic as well as operative complexity. The strategic location of the larynx with its special functioning can both be hurdles in management of even such benign tumours like schwannoma, resulting in considerable post operative sequel. Here, we report a case of 30-year-old female with chief complaints of severe dyspnea and dysphonia. On radiological as well as histopathological examination, diagnosis of schwannoma was confirmed.