Schwannoma of the Tongue Base with Imaging Features and Differential Diagnosis: a Rare Case Report and Literature Review

Tae Kun Kim, Ha Youn Kim, In Kyu Yu, Hyun-jin Son, Dong-sik Chang, Young Do Jang
2019 Investigative Magnetic Resonance Imaging  
Schwannoma or neurilemmoma is a benign peripheral nerve sheath tumor that arises from Schwann cells. Approximately 25-45% of all schwannomas occur in the head and neck regions, and the intraoral presentation of these is only 1%. We report a rare case of a patient presenting tongue base schwannoma with characteristic imaging features on computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging.
doi:10.13104/imri.2019.23.4.385 fatcat:253uxolrube4nec4fckjvifapu