Lingual Schwannoma-A Common Tumour at Uncommon Site in a Paediatric Patient: A Case Report and Review of the LiteratureCorrespondence Address :
Dr. Alka Mary Mathai,
Associate Professor, Department of Pathology, SUT Academy of Medical Sciences, Thiruvananthapuram-695028, Kerala, India.
Schwannomas are infrequent tumours of oral cavity that are not routinely included in the differential diagnosis of oropharyngeal masses. The tumour presents with non-specific clinical symptoms and is clinically indistinguishable from varied soft tissue neoplasms of the oral cavity. Of the 84 cases of lingual schwannoma reported in English literature in the past 61 years, only 18 cases have been reported in paediatric age group ranging from 1 to 15 years. We, herein, report a rare case of schwannoma of the tongue in a 14-year-old boy, presented as a painless swelling with characteristic Antoni A and Antoni B pattern with Verocay bodies on histopathology. Strongly positive immunohistochemical staining with S 100 protein confirmed the Schwann cell origin.
Histopathology, S 100, Schwann cell, Tongue
Alka Mary Mathai, K Preetha, S Valsaladevi, C Karthikeyan. LINGUAL SCHWANNOMA-A COMMON TUMOUR AT UNCOMMON SITE IN A PAEDIATRIC PATIENT: A CASE REPORT AND REVIEW OF THE LITERATURE. Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research [serial online] 2018 December [cited: 2018 Dec 14 ]; 12:ED21-ED23. Available from
Date of Submission: Jul 15, 2018
Date of Peer Review: Aug 02, 2018
Date of Acceptance: Oct 08, 2018
Date of Publishing: Dec 01, 2018
FINANCIAL OR OTHER COMPETING INTERESTS: None.
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