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CASE REPORT
Year : 2020  |  Volume : 47  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 48-50

Vocal fold schwannoma in a 13-year-old girl


1 Department of Otorhinolaryngology, IMS and SUM Hospital, Siksha “O” Anusandhan University, Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India
2 Central Research Laboratory, IMS and SUM Hospital, Siksha “O” Anusandhan University, Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India

Correspondence Address:
Prof. Santosh Kumar Swain
Department of Otorhinolaryngology, IMS and SUM Hospital,Siksha “O” Anusandhan University, Bhubaneswar, Odisha
India
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DOI: 10.4103/jss.JSS_45_19

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Laryngeal neurogenic tumors are extremely rare clinical entity. It is a benign and slowly growing neoplasm. Schwannoma of the larynx often arises from the aryepiglottic fold and false vocal cord. Schwannoma of the larynx particularly at the true vocal fold is extremely uncommon. Laryngeal schwannoma typically presents with hoarseness of voice and globus sensation. If the tumor is increases to bigger size, it may lead to dyspnea and stridor. It has an excellent prognosis with low potential for malignant transformation. It should be considered as a differential diagnosis of sublingual pathologies such as salivary gland lesions such as vocal fold polyp. Surgical excision of the tumor is the primary treatment of choice in case of lingual schwannoma. The endoscopic transoral route is considered as the most commonly used approach for vocal fold schwannoma. We report a case of vocal fold schwannoma in a 13-year-old girl which was excised endoscopically.


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