A diagnosis of an unusual lower lip swelling: Schwannoma

Niger Postgrad Med J. 2017 Jul-Sep;24(3):191-193. doi: 10.4103/npmj.npmj_121_17.


Schwannoma is a benign tumour of Schwann cell origin. Although it commonly occurs in the head and neck region, its intraoral presentation is rare. Establishing a clinical diagnosis of schwannoma is often difficult due to its non-specific clinical features. Hence, histopathological telltale features of Antoni A and Antoni B areas are unexpected in most cases. Reported here is a case of intraoral schwannoma affecting a 17-year-old male who presented with a slow growing mass in the lower lip.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Humans
  • Lip Neoplasms / pathology*
  • Lip Neoplasms / surgery
  • Male
  • Neurilemmoma / pathology*
  • Neurilemmoma / surgery
  • Schwann Cells / pathology*
  • Treatment Outcome