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Eur Arch Paediatr Dent. 2018 Aug;19(4):279-285. doi: 10.1007/s40368-018-0349-5. Epub 2018 Jun 7.

Palatal schwannoma in a young female patient: report of a case and review of the literature.

Author information

1
Department of Oral Medicine and Pathology, School of Dentistry, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, 2 Thivon Str, Goudi, 115 27, Athens, Greece. ptamiolakis@hotmail.com.
2
Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, School of Dentistry, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, 2 Thivon Str, Goudi, 115 27, Athens, Greece.
3
Department of Oral Medicine and Pathology, School of Dentistry, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, 2 Thivon Str, Goudi, 115 27, Athens, Greece.

Abstract

BACKGROUND:

A few cases of oral schwannomas in paediatric patients have appeared in the literature so far; however, there are no studies focusing solely on paediatric oral schwannomas. The aim of this study is to report a case of palatal schwannoma in a young female patient and review the pertinent literature on oral schwannomas in paediatric patients.

CASE REPORT:

A 12-year-old girl presented with a growing swelling of 2 weeks duration on the hard palate. With a provisional diagnosis of a salivary gland neoplasm an incisional biopsy was performed under local anesthesia and the histologic examination disclosed an Antony A type schwannoma.

TREATMENT:

Complete surgical resection of the lesion was performed under local anaesthesia through a palatal mucosa incision and paraffin gauze was sutured on the surgical area for protection during secondary healing. The bone underlying the tumor was normal. The postoperative period was uneventful and 2 weeks after excision the gauze were removed.

FOLLOW-UP:

There have been no signs of recurrence during a 18-month follow up period.

CONCLUSION:

A palatal swelling in a child or adolescent may represent a neoplasm, such as a schwannoma and requires careful clinical and radiographic evaluation of the dentition.

KEYWORDS:

Adolescent; Child; Mouth neoplasms; Nerve sheath neoplasms; Neurilemmoma; Palatal neoplasms; Schwannoma

PMID:
29882201
DOI:
10.1007/s40368-018-0349-5
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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