International Journal of Medical and Health Research

International Journal of Medical and Health Research


ISSN: 2454-9142

Vol. 1, Issue 1 (2015)

Schwannoma of the tonsil: A case report

Author(s): Mahendra I Katre, Sunil Deshmukh, Pramod Dhanajkar
Abstract: The incidence of schwannoma of head and neck region is between 25 to 45%, Vestibular nerve followed by parapharyngeal space is involved in most cases. Schwannoma also known as neurilemmoma is a benign neoplasm that originates from the Schwann cells, these cells forms myelin sheath around myelinated peripheral axons. Schwannoma arising in tonsil is extremely uncommon. Here we report a case of tonsilar schwannoma in 35 year old woman.
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