Schwannoma of the Larynx

Case report


Abdelrezag Shagan

Histopathology department; Burn and Plastic Surgery Centre, Tripoli, Libya

JMJ Vol.7, No.3 (Autumn 2007):225-226


Schwannoma ( neurilemmoma ) is a benign tumour of the nerve sheath, which includes neurilemmoma and neurofibroma. Schwannoma of the larynx is rare. We present a 37 year old female Libyan patient diagnosed histopathologically after direct laryngoscopic biopsy. Following the biopsy the mass was excised. This case is presented being rare, and is discussed through literature review.

Keywords: Schwannoma, Laryngeal tumours