Journal of Maxillofacial and Oral Surgery

, Volume 11, Issue 4, pp 491–494 | Cite as

Intraoral Schwannoma in Retromolar Region

  • Sanjay JadwaniEmail author
  • Snehal Bansod
  • Biswajit Mishra
Cyst and Tumor


Schwannomas of the intra oral region are relatively uncommon; these are benign nerve sheath tumors that arise from schwann cells of the neural sheath. They are solitary, slow-growing, smooth-surfaced, usually asymptomatic, and encapsulated tumors, about 25% of all schwannomas are located in the head and neck, but only 1% show intraoral origin. We are contributing a report of 24 years old woman with slow progressive swelling over the right retromolar region. Magnetic resonance imaging presented a well defined mass over the right retromolar area measuring 19 × 19 mm2 and fine needle aspiration cytology revealed that it was a tumor mass of neurogenic origin. Diagnosis was confirmed by excisional histological identification of Antoni A areas with marked palisading of nuclei. Although these rare entities of oral cavity are routinely not encountered in practice, they should be added in differential diagnosis of intraoral tumors.


Schwannoma Neurogenic tumor Soft tissue tumor Intraoral tumor 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sanjay Jadwani
    • 1
    Email author
  • Snehal Bansod
    • 1
  • Biswajit Mishra
    • 1
  1. 1.Oral and Maxillofacial SurgeryGovernment Dental College and Research CentreRaipurIndia

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