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ISSN: 2157-7099

Journal of Cytology & Histology
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Thyroid Primary Schwannoma

Sofia Guerreiro*, Cristina Ribeiro, Henrique Candeias, Matilde Gonçalves, Rosário Eusébio and Luís Cortez

Department of General Surgery, Hospital de S. Bernardo, Centro Hospitalar de Setúbal, E.P.E., Setúbal, Portugal

*Corresponding Author:
Sofia Guerreiro
Department of General Surgery, Hospital de S. Bernardo
Centro Hospitalar de Setúbal, E.P.E., Setúbal, Portugal
Tel: + 351912782550
E-mail: [email protected]

Received Date: September 26, 2015 Accepted Date: October 09, 2015 Published Date: October 11, 2015

Citation: Guerreiro S, Ribeiro C, Candeias H, Goncalves M, Eusebio R, et al. (2015) Thyroid Primary Schwannoma. J Cytol Histol 6:376. doi: 10.4172/2157-7099.1000376

Copyright: © 2015 Guerreiro S, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.


Thyroid gland is a very rare location of non-epithelial tumors (less than 1% of all thyroid tumors) and particularly schwannomas. Only 19 cases have been published in English literature until today. Approximately 25% of schwannomas occur in the head and neck region, most of them in relation to peripheral nerves and to cervical sympathetic chain. We present a case with clinical and sonographic features of a benign thyroid nodule. The diagnosis of schwannoma was established after definitive histopathologic evaluation. With this article we intend to review clinical, radiological and pathological changes associated with this tumor, emphasizing the difficulty in making a preoperative diagnosis.