Schwanoma of tonsil

Schwannoma of Tonsil

  • Pran Gopal Datta Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University, Dhaka, Bangladesh. http://orcid.org/0000-0002-7034-1797
  • Nasima Akhtar Department of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University, Dhaka, Bangladesh.
  • Abirvab Naha Department of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University, Dhaka, Bangladesh.
  • Anindita Datta Department of Radiology and Imaging, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University, Dhaka, Bangladesh.
Keywords: Schwannoma, Neurilemmoma, Schwann cell, Tonsil

Abstract

Background: Schwannoma is mostly benign lesion that originates from the Schwannoma cells that cover the myelinated nerve fibers. Schwannoma arising from the tonsil are very rare. In head and neck region the incidence rate of schwannoma is between 25 to 45%. In most of the cases vestibular nerve followed by a parapharyngeal space is involved. It is also known as neurilemmoma.

Objective: To diagnoses and manage the case of a Schwannoma of Tonsil.

Findings: A case of tonsillar schwannoma in a 42 years old males was reported. The patient presented with unilateral enlargement of left tonsil with congested pharyngeal mucosa.

Conclusion: Proper clinical examination with radiological assessment plays a vital role to diagnosis this accurately.

Bangladesh Med Res Counc Bull 2020; 46(2): 142-144

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2020-08-01
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Datta, P. G., Akhtar, N., Naha, A., & Datta, A. (2020). Schwanoma of tonsil. Bangladesh Medical Research Council Bulletin, 46(2), 142-144. https://doi.org/10.3329/bmrcb.v46i2.49025
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