Annals of Indian Academy of Otorhinolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery

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

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


Panduranga Chikkannaiah, Srinivasamurthy Venkataramanappa 
 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
India

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.


How to cite this article:
Chikkannaiah P, Venkataramanappa S. Schwannoma of parapharyngeal space: Diagnosed by fine-needle aspiration cytology.Ann Indian Acad Otorhinolaryngol Head Neck Surg 2018;2:9-11


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Chikkannaiah P, Venkataramanappa S. Schwannoma of parapharyngeal space: Diagnosed by fine-needle aspiration cytology. Ann Indian Acad Otorhinolaryngol Head Neck Surg [serial online] 2018 [cited 2021 Dec 4 ];2:9-11
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