A digital manual for the early diagnosis of oral neoplasia
Schwannoma is a benign tumour of neural origin rarely involving the oral cavity. It is most commonly seen in the tongue and palate. They are slow-growing tumours that are usually asymptomatic, characterized by non-tender masses with a rubbery consistency and with normal overlying mucosa. They are seen in any age group, but more common between 20-50 years without any gender predilection. Malignant transformation is extremely rare. The diagnosis is by histopathology. Surgery is the treatment of choice. Recurrence after complete excision is uncommon.