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Year : 2010  |  Volume : 21  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 457-459
Schwannoma of the tongue: An unusual presentation in a child


1 Department of Oral Medicine & Radiology, College of Dental Surgery, B.P. Koirala Institute of Health Sciences, Dharan, Nepal
2 Department of Pedodontics & Preventive Dentistry, College of Dental Surgery, B.P. Koirala Institute of Health Sciences, Dharan, Nepal

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Giridhar S Naidu
Department of Oral Medicine & Radiology, College of Dental Surgery, B.P. Koirala Institute of Health Sciences, Dharan
Nepal
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DOI: 10.4103/0970-9290.70790

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Schwannomas are benign tumors of nerve sheath and quite uncommon in the oral cavity. In contrast to the earlier reports in the literature, a confounding case of a lingual schwannoma presenting as a symptomatic and exophytic growth on the ventral surface of the tongue in a 12-year-old boy is discussed here.


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