Clinical, pathological, and immunohistochemical analysis of Schwannoma in oral cavity: a case report

  • Paola Bueno-Mercado Institución Universitaria Colegios de Colombia (UNICOC)
  • Julio César Osorio Institución Universitaria Colegios de Colombia (UNICOC)
  • Carlos Emiro Tasamá Institución Universitaria Colegios de Colombia (UNICOC)
  • Paula C. Bermúdez-Jaramillo Pontificia Universidad Javeriana
Keywords: Schwannoma, Schwann cells, Oral diseases, Rare case


A schwannoma is a slow-growing benign neoplasm of the peripheral nerves composed of Schwann cells. Pathologically, is characterized by solid, subcutaneous, asymptomatic lesions. Histologically, it is made of prototypes of cellular organization called Antoni A and Antoni B. The most common site for its occurrence is the tongue, followed by the palate, the floor of the mouth, the buccal mucosa, the lips, and the mandible. This article describes the case of a 55-year-old woman presenting with a firm, nodular, encapsulated mass in the sub mucous area of the vestibular zone behind the right cheek. The clinical, pathological, and immunohistochemical analysis showed that this was a case of intraoral schwannoma

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Author Biographies

Paola Bueno-Mercado, Institución Universitaria Colegios de Colombia (UNICOC)

DDM. Specialist in Periodontics. Specialist in Hospital Management. Former professor of Clinical Practicum in Periodontics.

Julio César Osorio, Institución Universitaria Colegios de Colombia (UNICOC)

Biologist. MSc in Biology. Research Professor

Carlos Emiro Tasamá, Institución Universitaria Colegios de Colombia (UNICOC)

DMD. Specialist in Pathology. Master’s degree in Higher Education. Professor of General and Oral Pathology.

Paula C. Bermúdez-Jaramillo, Pontificia Universidad Javeriana

DMD. Master’s degree in Health Administration MBA


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How to Cite
Bueno-Mercado P., Osorio J. C., Tasamá C. E., & Bermúdez-Jaramillo P. C. (2017). Clinical, pathological, and immunohistochemical analysis of Schwannoma in oral cavity: a case report. Revista Facultad De Odontología Universidad De Antioquia, 28(2), 433-444.