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Schwannoma of the tongue in a child

Lukšić, Ivica and Müller, Danko and Virag, Mišo and Manojlović, Spomenka and Trutin Ostović, Karmen (2010) Schwannoma of the tongue in a child. Journal of Cranio-Maxillofacial Surgery, [Epub . ISSN 1010-5182

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    English abstract

    A schwannoma or neurilemmoma is a benign, slow growing, usually solitary and encapsulated tumour originating from Schwann cells of the nerve sheath. Approximately 25-40% of all schwannomas are seen in the soft tissues of the head and neck, often originate from the acoustic nerve. Intraoral schwannomas are rare and account for 1% of schwannomas of the head and neck region. We report the case of a 10-year-old boy diagnosed with a schwannoma of the tongue. The purpose of this report is to emphasize the possibility of diagnosing schwannoma among all other lingual lesions in children. The disease itself was diagnosed histologically after complete surgical excision. Five years after surgical treatment, the patient is without signs of recurrence. This paper highlights the importance of a multidisciplinary approach in the diagnosis and surgical treatment of this very rare entity.

    Item Type: Article
    Divisions: Katedra za maksilofacijalnu kirurgiju sa stomatologijom
    Katedra za patologiju
    Depositing User: Marijan Šember
    Status: Published
    Lukšić, Ivica
    Müller, Danko
    Virag, Mišo
    Manojlović, Spomenka
    Trutin Ostović, Karmen
    Date: 30 October 2010
    Date Deposited: 13 Jan 2011
    Last Modified: 23 Sep 2011 18:11
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