Nueclear Web Banner
Home About us Editorial board Ahead of print Current issue Search Archives Submit article Instructions Subscribe Contacts Login 
 
CORRESPONDENCE
Ahead of Print

Glottic neurogenic tumor: A highly uncommon site for schwannomas


1 Department of Otorhinolaryngology, All Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India
2 Department of Pathology, All Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India

Correspondence Address:
Shuchita Singh,
ENT Office, Room No. 4057, 4th Floor, Academic Section, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi - 110 029
India
Login to access the Email id

Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

Schwannomas are benign encapsulated neurogenic tumors, arising from Schwann cells embedded in neurilemal sheath as multinucleated syncytial network. Head and neck schwannomas account for 25%–45% of all schwannomas, majority developing in parapharyngeal space. Laryngeal schwannoma in itself is a rarity, and a glottic origin further complicates its diagnosis. To the best of our knowledge, this is the second case of glottic schwannoma being reported in medical literature. Symptomatology is attributable to mass effect of a slow-growing laryngeal tumor, ranging from sore throat to stridor. The gold standard method for their excision is still debatable. For small tumors, endoscopic or direct laryngoscopic approach is preferred, but for large glottic tumors, external approach is advocated for better exposure and facilitating mucosal grafting. Index case is being presented not only for its rare site of origin, but also to stress on the importance of meticulous histopathological examination to advocate appropriate treatment.


Print this article
Search
 Back
 
  Search Pubmed for
 
    -  Singh S
    -  Kumar R
    -  Roy M
    -  Mridha AR
 Citation Manager
 Article Access Statistics
 Reader Comments
 * Requires registration (Free)
 

 Article Access Statistics
    Viewed115    
    PDF Downloaded16    

Recommend this journal