Schwannoma of the tongue: one case report.

  title={Schwannoma of the tongue: one case report.},
  author={Emilio Mevio and Edoardo Gorini and Alessandro Lenzi and Luca Migliorini},
  journal={Revue de laryngologie - otologie - rhinologie},
  volume={123 4},
The schwannomas are nervous tissue tumours that arise from Schwann cells; they are uncommon in peripheral nerves and rare in the tongue. After, a review of the literature, we present a case of schwannoma which arose in the ventral part of the body of the tongue. The tumour presented as a slowly growing mass producing few symptoms. The diagnosis of schwannoma is usually made post-operatively by histological identification although modern imaging techniques can provide useful indications. The… CONTINUE READING