N. S. C. Charles, V Ramesh, PD Balamurali, Simranjit Singh
Department of Oral Pathology and Microbiology, Mahatma Gandhi Postgraduate Institute of Dental Sciences, Puducherry, India.
Schwannoma is an intraoral rare, benign neoplasm arising from and consisting solely of Schwann cells. Its etiology is unknown. It presents as a solitary, slow growing, smooth surfaced, generally asymptomatic firm mass. Schwannomas commonly occur between 30 and 50 years. It is relatively uncommon, although a quarter of all Schwannoma’s occurs in the head and neck region. Schwannoma of the floor of the mouth is rare in the oral region. Described is a case of Schwannoma of the floor of the mouth in a 28-year-old male, of large size.
Keywords: Benign neoplasm, floor of the mouth, neural lesions, Schwannoma, swelling.