Nerve sheat myxoma (neurothekeoma) in the tongue of a newborn.

Peñarrocha M; Bonet J; Mínguez JM; Vera F.
Oral Surg Oral Med Oral Pathol, 2000; 90: 74-7.


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.

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