Hypoglossal Schowannoma: A Case Report and Review of Literature

Naghibzadeh, Masoud and Faraji Rad, Mohammad and Kamandi, Shima Kamandi (2011) Hypoglossal Schowannoma: A Case Report and Review of Literature. Iranian Journal of Otorhinolaryngology, 23 (1). pp. 45-50.

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Abstract

Introduction: Schawannomas (neuromas, neurilemmomas) are benign tumors originating from showann cells or nerve fiber sheet cells. They are solitary, encapsulated tumors usually attached to, or surrounded by a nerve. Case Report: We present a case of left hypoglossal nerve schwannoma in a 19 year old man who was admitted with progressive left tongue atrophy. Conclusion: Schwannoma of the hypoglossal nerve usually develops in the intracranial and extracranial portion or both in the intracranial and extracranial components forming a dumbbell shape tumor .The peripheral hypoglossal schwannomas are extremely rare.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: WV Otolaryngology
Divisions: Journals > Iranian J Otorhinolaryngology
Depositing User: ijo ijo
Date Deposited: 03 Oct 2017 13:54
Last Modified: 03 Oct 2017 13:54
URI: http://eprints.mums.ac.ir/id/eprint/7268

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