Title

Unusual presentation of submandibular lingual nerve sheath tumour as sublingual stone

Document Type

Journal Article

Publication Date

6-28-2020

Journal

BMJ Case Reports

Volume

13

Issue

6

DOI

10.1136/bcr-2019-233759

Keywords

ear, nose and throat/otolaryngology; head and neck cancer

Abstract

© 2020 BMJ Publishing Group. All rights reserved. A 60-year-old woman was referred to the otolaryngologist for 18 months of left-sided tongue pain and taste changes. Surgeon-performed ultrasound of the submandibular region revealed a hyperechoic mass. Wharton's duct was dilated proximally and the submandibular gland demonstrated normal vascularity. While these findings were highly suspicious for submandibular gland sialolith, an in-office attempt at sialolithotomy suggested an alternate process or mass. After imaging failed to further elucidate an aetiology, surgical exploration revealed a well-circumscribed submandibular mass associated with the lingual nerve. The mass was removed en-bloc and pathology revealed a schwannoma of the lingual nerve.

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