Journal Article

Primary thyroid schwannoma masquerading as a thyroid nodule

Harsh Dhar, Jyoti P. Dabholkar, Bhuwaneshwari M. Kandalkar and Ratnaprabha Ghodke

in Journal of Surgical Case Reports

Volume 2014, issue 9
Published online September 2014 | e-ISSN: 2042-8812 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/jscr/rju094

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The thyroid gland is a very rare site for head and neck schwannomas. Till date there have been only 19 reported cases in English literature. Only 25% of schwannomas occur in the head and neck region, most of them arising in relation to the peripheral nerves and cervical sympathetic chain. We report a similar case, with clinical and sonological features of a benign thyroid nodule. The diagnosis of schwannoma was established on the final histopathology report and a review of the slides and the imaging was done to confirm the site of origin. A thorough review of earlier reported cases was done. We summarize the existing knowledge on this entity, emphasizing the challenge of diagnosing it pre-operatively.

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Subjects: Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

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