Acta Medica Medianae
MALIGN SCHWANNOMA OF THE HVPOGLOSAL NERVE
Dejan Rančić, Natalija Stefanović, Vuka Katić, Miško Živić and Milan Stanković
Clinic for Otorhinolaryngology,
Institute for Anatomy of the Faculty of Medicine and
the Institute for Pathology and Pathological Anatomy of the Clinic Center, Nis
The malign schwannoma represents a malign tumor of the nerve sheaths of mesenchymal origin. It is more frequent with men. Etiology is indefinite. Symptoms are not characteristics. A patient of 54 years of age is presented. The tumor formation is on the neck of about 5 cm in size, right beneath the mandibula angle. The tumor is extirpated. The material is sent to the patho-histological analysis where the Schwannoma malignum is verified. Five months later exitus takes places due to massive cortical metastases.
Key words: Schvvannoma malignum, hypoglossal nerve