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Unexpected Diagnosis for a Common Lesion: Schwannoma of Thyroid Gland - A Case Report

Rasik Fareed, Janakiraman Ramachandran

Keywords : Case report, Fine needle aspiration, Schwannoma, Thyroid nodule

Citation Information : Fareed R, Ramachandran J. Unexpected Diagnosis for a Common Lesion: Schwannoma of Thyroid Gland - A Case Report. World J Endoc Surg 2023; 15 (1):23-26.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10002-1449

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 31-08-2023

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2023; The Author(s).


The thyroid gland is one of the uncommon locations for a head and neck schwannoma with an incidence of 25%, head and neck schwannomas arise from the cervical sympathetic chain, and peripheral nerves. They usually mimic a benign thyroid lesion or sometimes malignancy. This is a report of a suspicious thyroid nodule which turned out to be a schwannoma. We summarize previously reported cases with an emphasis on establishing preoperative diagnosis.

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