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Kulak Burun Bogaz Ihtis Derg. 2015;25(5):315-8. doi: 10.5606/kbbihtisas.2015.06641.

[Submucosal lingual schwannoma].

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Department of Otolaryngology, Ankara Atatürk Training and Research Hospital, 06800 Çankaya, Ankara, Turkey.


Schwannoma or neurilemmoma is a slow growing, solitary, and encapsulated benign tumor originating from Schwann cells of the peripheral nerves. Lingual schwannomas are rare. A 46-year-old male patient admitted with a complaint of swelling on the right half of the tongue for one year. An approximately 1x1 cm submucosal mass was detected on the right side of the tongue. The submucosal mass was totally excised under local anesthesia. Pathological examination was consistent with schwannoma. Lingual schwannomas should be considered in the differential diagnosis of tongue masses.

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