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A rare case of palatal schwannoma with literature review.

Research paper by Nalini N Aswath, T T Manigandan, S Leena SL Sankari, Lakshanika L Yogesh

Indexed on: 12 Apr '19Published on: 11 Apr '19Published in: Journal of oral and maxillofacial pathology : JOMFP



Abstract

Schwannoma or neurilemmoma is a benign, slow-growing nerve sheath tumor arising from Schwann cells of the cranial, peripheral or autonomic nerves. Approximately 25%-40% of schwannomas occur in the head and neck region. Occurrences of intraoral schwannomas are rare with reported prevalence being 1%. Intraorally, schwannomas occur in the tongue, palate, buccal mucosa, lips and gingiva. This article provides an insight into a rare case of palatal schwannoma with literature review.