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Schwannoma is a benign, solitary tumor which may arise from the nerve sheath of the peripheral, sympathetic and cranial nerves. It is a characteristicaly slowly growing, well-encapsulated mas. About 25- 45% of schwannoma occurs in the head and neck this study, we have experienced a case of schwannoma of the tonsil in 23-year-old female. We report this case with a literature review. (Korean J Otolaryngol 2003 ;46 :787-9)