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CASE REPORT
Year : 2017  |  Volume : 21  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 234-236

Ancient schwannoma of gingiva - A rare case report


Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, NIMS Dental College, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India

Correspondence Address:
Manas Bajpai
Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, NIMS Dental College, Jaipur, Rajasthan
India
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DOI: 10.4103/jisp.jisp_177_17

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Oral schwannomas (OSs) are rare benign tumors of oral cavity derived from peripheral nerve sheath, composed of proliferation of schwann cells in a characteristic pattern. AS are long-standing lesions which exhibit degenerative changes and atypia due to which they could be mistaken for malignancy. The mean age of occurrence of AS in oral cavity is 43 years, and no case of oral AS has been reported in a pediatric patient so far. Here, we present a rare case of AS of oral cavity in a 10-year-old male child.


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