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Original Article

An Uncommon and Rare Soft Tissue Tumor of the Cheek (Schwannoma): A Case Report

Raghu Kumaravelu, Ramanujam Sathyanarayanan, Nithin J Jude

Keywords : Excisional biopsy, Schwannoma, Spindle cell tumor

Citation Information : Kumaravelu R, Sathyanarayanan R, Jude NJ. An Uncommon and Rare Soft Tissue Tumor of the Cheek (Schwannoma): A Case Report. 2020; 10 (2):38-40.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10083-0936

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 04-02-2021

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2020; Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.


Abstract

Schwannoma is usually an uncommon, benign, encapsulated, very slow-growing, usually solitary tumor that originates from Schwann cells of the nerve sheath derived from the neuroectoderm. Only 1% of schwannomas was intraoral of which the most common site is always the tongue after which the palate, floor of the mouth, buccal mucosa, lips, and jaws can be affected. Schwannoma is an uncommon benign tumor that originates from the Schwan cell of the peripheral nerves. It is difficult to diagnose clinically. In our case, the patient reported a solitary swelling present on the left cheek. The swelling was warmth, tender, and consistency is soft. Inflamed buccal mucosa was also noted and the patient had restricted mouth opening. Then, surgical excision was done under general anesthesia.


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