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Schwannoma of Tonsillolingual Sulcus: First Case Report and Review of Literature

Hitesh Verma, RPS Punia

Citation Information : Verma H, Punia R. Schwannoma of Tonsillolingual Sulcus: First Case Report and Review of Literature. Int J Otorhinolaryngol Clin 2013; 5 (2):8-9.

DOI: 10.5005/aijoc-5-2-8

License: CC BY-NC 3.0

Published Online: 01-02-2011

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2013; The Author(s).


Schwannoma is a benign, encapsulated tumor that is derived from schwann's cells. The most common site is parapharyngeal space of the neck; oropharyngeal occurrence is extremely rare. Fourteen year male boy presented with a history of difficulty in swallowing, more for solids for the last 8 months. The patient also had a change of voice for the last 5 months and was muffled in character. Examination showed single lobulated mass having smooth surface, of the size of approximately 5 × 4 cm and was arising from the tonsillolingual sulcus. The fine needle aspiration cytology from the lesion, reported to be schwannoma. The mass was excised completely under general anesthesia with the help of bipolar cautery. We report first case of schwannoma of tonsillolingual sulcus and also review the literature of the rare entity.

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