Novel surgical technique for management of tongue schwannoma: case report

Authors

  • Neha Jain Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Chacha Nehru Bal Chikitsalaya, Geeta Colony, New Delhi, India
  • Shama Shishodia Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Chacha Nehru Bal Chikitsalaya, Geeta Colony, New Delhi, India
  • Ruchima Dham Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Chacha Nehru Bal Chikitsalaya, Geeta Colony, New Delhi, India
  • Suparna Roy Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Chacha Nehru Bal Chikitsalaya, Geeta Colony, New Delhi, India
  • Sachin Goel Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Chacha Nehru Bal Chikitsalaya, Geeta Colony, New Delhi, India

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.18203/issn.2454-5929.ijohns20191754

Keywords:

Schwannoma, Coblation, Tongue

Abstract

Schwannomas are rare, solitary, slow growing, smooth surfaced and well encapsulated tumors. Schwannomas of head and neck region account for 25-40% of all the cases. Approximately 1%–12% of schwannomas occur intraorally, the tongue being the most common site. Complete surgical excision is the treatment of choice.  In this article, we describe a case of tongue schwannoma in a child, along with diagnostic and treatment options of tongue lesions. The tongue mass was completely excised via trans-oral approach using coblation method. The patient followed up for 1 year; he had an uneventful recovery and no recurrence.

Author Biographies

Neha Jain, Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Chacha Nehru Bal Chikitsalaya, Geeta Colony, New Delhi, India

OTORHINOLARYNGOLOGY 

CONSULTANT

Shama Shishodia, Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Chacha Nehru Bal Chikitsalaya, Geeta Colony, New Delhi, India

OTORHINOLARYNGOLOGY 

RESIDENT

Ruchima Dham, Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Chacha Nehru Bal Chikitsalaya, Geeta Colony, New Delhi, India

OTORHINOLARYNGOLOGY 

RESIDENT

Suparna Roy, Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Chacha Nehru Bal Chikitsalaya, Geeta Colony, New Delhi, India

OTORHINOLARYNGOLOGY 

RESIDENT

Sachin Goel, Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Chacha Nehru Bal Chikitsalaya, Geeta Colony, New Delhi, India

otorhinolaryngology

resident

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2019-04-26

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