Schwannoma originating in the soft palate: A case report
Schwannomas are relatively uncommon, benign, slow-growing neoplasms, which are derived from Schwann cells that can arise from any cranial, peripheral, or autonomic nerves. The involvement of the palate is a rare presentation and hardly reported in the literature.

Researchers report the case of a 39-year-old woman with a history of a foreign body sensation in the throat and difficulty swallowing.

Oral examination showed a smooth, non-tender, right-sided, soft palate mass. Computed tomography (CT) scan revealed a well-defined, non-enhancing, homogenous pedunculated soft tissue mass arising from the posterior edge of the right side of the soft palate.

The mass was excised completely under local anesthesia in the clinical setting using a CO2 surgical laser. The mass was sent for histologic analysis, which confirmed the diagnosis of benign schwannoma.

Eventually, upon follow-up at six months post excision, no evidence of recurrence was detected.

International Journal of Surgery Case Reports