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CASE REPORT
Year : 2018  |  Volume : 2  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 9-11

Schwannoma of parapharyngeal space: Diagnosed by fine-needle aspiration cytology


Department of Pathology, Employees' State Insurance Corporation Medical College and PGIMSR, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India

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Dr. Panduranga Chikkannaiah
Department of Pathology, Employees' State Insurance Corporation Medical College and PGIMSR, Bengaluru - 560 010, Karnataka
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DOI: 10.4103/aiao.aiao_9_17

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Parapharyngeal space (PPS) tumors are rare constituting 0.5% of all head and neck tumors. Salivary gland tumors are common followed by neurogenic tumors. The initial diagnostic modality for these tumors is incisional biopsy which is hazardous at this site. Now, fine-needle aspiration cytology (FNAC) is gaining popularity as a prime diagnostic modality for parapharyngeal lesions. Here, we report a case of schwannoma of PPS in a 32-year-young lady, diagnosed by FNAC.


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