MACROSCOPIC PICTURE: Two cores of tissue, taken by needle biopsy, totally processed.

MICROSCOPIC PICTURE: Microscopic examination of sections from the specimen received revealed the presence of a benign tumour consists of interlacing bundles of elongated cells having wavy nuclei, often arranged in a palisading fashion. The cells are intimately associated with wirelike strands of collagen. There are also loose edematous areas with formation of cystic spaces. These features are in keeping with neurilemoma. No lymph node tissue could be detected in section examined.

CONCLUSION: Cervical mass --- Neurilemoma (schwannoma).