An unusual case of lateral neck swelling: schwannoma revisited


  • Pallavi Gupta Department of ENT, Indian Naval Hospital, Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh, India
  • Megha Singhal Department of ENT, Indian Naval Hospital, Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh, India



Neck mass, Benign, Schwannoma


Lateral neck masses can pose a diagnostic challenge with clinicians across the globe. An algorithmic approach with definite investigations usually leads to diagnosing common etiopathogenesis. However, in rare instances it can pose a major challenge and an excision biopsy is both the investigation as well and the therapeutic option. Neurilemmomas are a group of benign nerve sheath tumours and have a pre ponderance for occurrence in head and neck areas. This case report was one such account of unusual neck mass and along with its review of literature.


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