Schwannoma of the Submandibular Gland: A Rare Case Report PD23-PD24
Dr. Satish Kumar Ranjan,
Junior Resident, Department of Surgery, Rajendra Institute of Medical Sciences,
Ranchi, Jharkhand -834009, India.
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Schwannoma is a slow growing, benign, encapsulated tumour of Schwann cells, which form myelin in peripheral nerves. It is the most common tumour of peripheral nerve, also known as neurilemoma or neurimoma. Schawannomas of head and neck area is common and may arise from peripheral, central or autonomic nerve but Salivary gland schwannomas are rare extracranial forms. We report a rare case of schawannoma of submandibular gland which presented with painless swelling in submandibular region, treated by total excision of submandibular gland. There was no postoperative nerve deficit or recurrence within 9 months of follow up.