Nerve sheath myxoma (neurothekeoma) in the tongue of a newborn

Oral Surg Oral Med Oral Pathol Oral Radiol Endod. 2000 Jul;90(1):74-7. doi: 10.1067/moe.2000.106335.


Nerve sheath myxoma is a benign peripheral nerve sheath tumor that rarely occurs in the oral cavity; experience with these lesions is therefore limited. The lesion described in this report appeared clinically as a gradually enlarging, painless growth arising on the tongue of a newborn girl. Microscopically, the lesion was characterized by nodules of spindle-shaped cells with abundant myxoid stroma. Immunohistochemical studies were consistent with a nerve sheath neoplasm.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Female
  • Humans
  • Immunoenzyme Techniques
  • Infant, Newborn
  • Neurothekeoma / congenital*
  • Neurothekeoma / pathology*
  • Tongue Neoplasms / congenital*
  • Tongue Neoplasms / pathology*