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December 1941

SCHWANNOMA OF THE MOUTH

Arch Otolaryngol. 1941;34(6):1166-1167. doi:10.1001/archotol.1941.00660041260010

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Abstract

The publication in this issue of the Archives of Otolaryngology (page 1165) of a most interesting report of a case of solitary neurofibroma of the pharynx, by Hall and Owens, of Los Angeles, prompted this presentation of a case of schwannoma of the mouth. The term "schwannoma" is used because the pathologist who made the diagnosis reported the growth as schwannoma, although histologically a tumor of this type is considered identical with neurofibroma or neurinoma and may be found on any peripheral nerve anywhere in the body. From the dearth of reports, such a lesion apparently has rarely been found located in the pharynx or mouth, and therefore the case herein described should be put on record.

REPORT OF A CASE  Mrs. B. A., 44 years of age, had been under my observation for a number of years for progressive deafness. After an absence from the office of six months,

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