Schwannoma of the hard palate.

@article{Murthy2009SchwannomaOT,
  title={Schwannoma of the hard palate.},
  author={V Ashok Murthy and Sneha Ramaswamy and Mittal Sunita},
  journal={Indian journal of otolaryngology and head and neck surgery : official publication of the Association of Otolaryngologists of India},
  year={2009},
  volume={61 Suppl 1},
  pages={52-4}
}
Schwannoma or neurilemmomas are benign, slow-growing, usually solitary, encapsulated tumors. They originate from the schwann cells of the nerve sheath. Approximately 30-40% of head and neck tumors are schwannomas. Intraoral schwannomas constitute a mere 1%. Tongue is the commonest site of schwannomas intraorally. Here we report a rare case of a hard palate swelling which was histopathologically diagnosed as schwannoma. The lesion was completely excised intraorally. 

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