Schwannoma of the base of tongue - A rare presentation

M. Panduranga Kamath, Hema Kini, S. Vijendra Shenoy, D. Deviprasad, Nidhin Prakash, Radha Pai

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

3 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

Introduction: Schwannomas are benign tumours arising from the Schwann cells. Only 1% of extracranial schwannomas occur intraorally and its pharyngeal presentations are rare. Case report: We report a rare case of a 50. year old lady who presented with frequent hawking sensation since one year. Video laryngoscopy showed polypoidal lesion in the base of tongue. CT imaging was done to know the extent of lesion. Excision biopsy of the lesion was done. To our surprise, the histologic examination and the immunohistochemistry confirmation with S100 proved it to be schwannoma of the base of tongue. Discussion: About a quarter of all schwannomas occur in the head and neck region. Only 1% of these occur intraorally, generally in the tongue. Pharyngeal presentations of schwannoma are rare. Conclusion: Schwannomas arising in the base of tongue are rare and are not often included in the differential diagnosis. They are usually benign and have excellent prognosis as compared to the usual malignant lesions which occur in the tongue base.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)61-64
Number of pages4
JournalEgyptian Journal of Ear, Nose, Throat and Allied Sciences
Volume15
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 01-01-2014

Fingerprint

Neurilemmoma
Tongue
Laryngoscopy
Schwann Cells
Differential Diagnosis
Neck
Immunohistochemistry
Head
Biopsy
Neoplasms

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Surgery
  • Otorhinolaryngology

Cite this

@article{324216b5f2c248a1887b5725545a630e,
title = "Schwannoma of the base of tongue - A rare presentation",
abstract = "Introduction: Schwannomas are benign tumours arising from the Schwann cells. Only 1{\%} of extracranial schwannomas occur intraorally and its pharyngeal presentations are rare. Case report: We report a rare case of a 50. year old lady who presented with frequent hawking sensation since one year. Video laryngoscopy showed polypoidal lesion in the base of tongue. CT imaging was done to know the extent of lesion. Excision biopsy of the lesion was done. To our surprise, the histologic examination and the immunohistochemistry confirmation with S100 proved it to be schwannoma of the base of tongue. Discussion: About a quarter of all schwannomas occur in the head and neck region. Only 1{\%} of these occur intraorally, generally in the tongue. Pharyngeal presentations of schwannoma are rare. Conclusion: Schwannomas arising in the base of tongue are rare and are not often included in the differential diagnosis. They are usually benign and have excellent prognosis as compared to the usual malignant lesions which occur in the tongue base.",
author = "{Panduranga Kamath}, M. and Hema Kini and {Vijendra Shenoy}, S. and D. Deviprasad and Nidhin Prakash and Radha Pai",
year = "2014",
month = "1",
day = "1",
doi = "10.1016/j.ejenta.2013.11.004",
language = "English",
volume = "15",
pages = "61--64",
journal = "Egyptian Journal of Ear, Nose, Throat and Allied Sciences",
issn = "2090-0740",
publisher = "Egyptian Society of Ear, Nose, Throat and Allied Sciences",
number = "1",

}

Schwannoma of the base of tongue - A rare presentation. / Panduranga Kamath, M.; Kini, Hema; Vijendra Shenoy, S.; Deviprasad, D.; Prakash, Nidhin; Pai, Radha.

In: Egyptian Journal of Ear, Nose, Throat and Allied Sciences, Vol. 15, No. 1, 01.01.2014, p. 61-64.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

TY - JOUR

T1 - Schwannoma of the base of tongue - A rare presentation

AU - Panduranga Kamath, M.

AU - Kini, Hema

AU - Vijendra Shenoy, S.

AU - Deviprasad, D.

AU - Prakash, Nidhin

AU - Pai, Radha

PY - 2014/1/1

Y1 - 2014/1/1

N2 - Introduction: Schwannomas are benign tumours arising from the Schwann cells. Only 1% of extracranial schwannomas occur intraorally and its pharyngeal presentations are rare. Case report: We report a rare case of a 50. year old lady who presented with frequent hawking sensation since one year. Video laryngoscopy showed polypoidal lesion in the base of tongue. CT imaging was done to know the extent of lesion. Excision biopsy of the lesion was done. To our surprise, the histologic examination and the immunohistochemistry confirmation with S100 proved it to be schwannoma of the base of tongue. Discussion: About a quarter of all schwannomas occur in the head and neck region. Only 1% of these occur intraorally, generally in the tongue. Pharyngeal presentations of schwannoma are rare. Conclusion: Schwannomas arising in the base of tongue are rare and are not often included in the differential diagnosis. They are usually benign and have excellent prognosis as compared to the usual malignant lesions which occur in the tongue base.

AB - Introduction: Schwannomas are benign tumours arising from the Schwann cells. Only 1% of extracranial schwannomas occur intraorally and its pharyngeal presentations are rare. Case report: We report a rare case of a 50. year old lady who presented with frequent hawking sensation since one year. Video laryngoscopy showed polypoidal lesion in the base of tongue. CT imaging was done to know the extent of lesion. Excision biopsy of the lesion was done. To our surprise, the histologic examination and the immunohistochemistry confirmation with S100 proved it to be schwannoma of the base of tongue. Discussion: About a quarter of all schwannomas occur in the head and neck region. Only 1% of these occur intraorally, generally in the tongue. Pharyngeal presentations of schwannoma are rare. Conclusion: Schwannomas arising in the base of tongue are rare and are not often included in the differential diagnosis. They are usually benign and have excellent prognosis as compared to the usual malignant lesions which occur in the tongue base.

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=84942078077&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=84942078077&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.1016/j.ejenta.2013.11.004

DO - 10.1016/j.ejenta.2013.11.004

M3 - Article

VL - 15

SP - 61

EP - 64

JO - Egyptian Journal of Ear, Nose, Throat and Allied Sciences

JF - Egyptian Journal of Ear, Nose, Throat and Allied Sciences

SN - 2090-0740

IS - 1

ER -