Schwannoma

Common Name(s)

Schwannoma

Schwannomas are tumors of the tissue that covers the nerves (nerve sheath). These tumors develop from a type of cell called a Schwann cell, which gives them their name. They are usually benign (not cancerous). Although schwannomas can arise from any nerve in the body, the most common areas include the nerves of the head and neck and those involved with flexing in the arms and legs. Common symptoms include a slow-growing mass and Tinel shock (an electric-like shock when the affected area is touched). The cause of schwannomas is unknown, but they sometimes occur in people with certain disorders including some types of neurofibromatosis. Benign schwannomas are typically treated with surgery.
 

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The terms "Schwannoma" returned 618 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

[Diagnosis of breast schwannoma on percutaneous breast biopsy].
 

Author(s): Aïda Ayadi-Kaddour, Imen Helal, Sadiaa Kechaou, Faouzi El Mezni

Journal: Tunis Med. 2015 Jul;93(7):479-80.

 

Last Updated: 13 Jan 2016

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Clinicopathologic Features of Gastric Schwannoma: 8-Year Experience at a Single Institution in China.
 

Author(s): Kaixiong Tao, Weilong Chang, Ende Zhao, Rui Deng, Jinbo Gao, Kailin Cai, Guobin Wang, Peng Zhang

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2015 Nov;94(45):e1970.

 

To explore the clinicopathologic characteristics, diagnosis, treatment, and prognosis of gastric schwannoma in the imatinib era.The clinicopathologic characteristics and postoperative outcomes of patients diagnosed with gastric schwannoma at our institution between January 2007 and ...

Last Updated: 12 Nov 2015

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Anti-VEGF treatment improves neurological function and augments radiation response in NF2 schwannoma model.
 

Author(s): Xing Gao, Yingchao Zhao, Anat O Stemmer-Rachamimov, Hao Liu, Peigen Huang, ShanMin Chin, Martin K Selig, Scott R Plotkin, Rakesh K Jain, Lei Xu

Journal: Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A.. 2015 Nov;112(47):14676-81.

 

Hearing loss is the main limitation of radiation therapy for vestibular schwannoma (VS), and identifying treatment options that minimize hearing loss are urgently needed. Treatment with bevacizumab is associated with tumor control and hearing improvement in neurofibromatosis type ...

Last Updated: 25 Nov 2015

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The terms "Schwannoma" returned 87 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Microcystic/Reticular Schwannoma of the Mandible First Case Report and Review of the Literature.
 

Author(s): Yu Yin, Tao Wang, Yong-Ping Cai, Xiao-Juan Huang, Yu-Jie Li, Shun-Hua Chen, Rong Qin, Chao-Fu Wang, Qiang Wu

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2015 Nov;94(45):e1974.

 

Schwannoma comprises a group of nerve sheath tumors. Morphologic variants of schwannoma have no distinct relationship to clinical behavior, but unawareness of rare variants may lead to diagnostic pitfall and risk of mistreatment. Microcystic/reticular schwannoma is a recently described ...

Last Updated: 12 Nov 2015

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[Schwannoma in the right upper mediastinum with hemorrhagic cystic degeneration: 
a case report and review of literature].
 

Author(s): Yun Zhang, Shifang Sun, Zaichun Deng

Journal: Zhong Nan Da Xue Xue Bao Yi Xue Ban. 2015 Sep;40(9):1043-7.

 

case of schwannoma with hemorrhagic cystic degeneration in the right upper mediastinum was admitted to the Affiliated Hospital of Ningbo University in July 2010. The patient shows symptoms of cough and shortness of breath. He received video-assisted thoracoscopic resection of right ...

Last Updated: 26 Sep 2015

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Synchronous of gastric adenocarcinoma and schwannoma: report of a case and review of literatures.
 

Author(s): Lian-He Yang, Jin-Ou Wang, Shuang Ma, Zhi Zhu, Jia-Xing Sun, Si-Lu Ding, Guang Li, Hong-Tao Xu, Liang Wang, Sun-Dong Dai, Yang Liu, Yuan Miao, Gui-Yang Jiang, Chui-Feng Fan, En-Hua Wang

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We presented a case of 80-year-old male with long term stomachache, marasmus and anaemia. Endoscopic evaluation suggested the malignant ulcerative tumor on the Gastric antrum, and biopsy confirmed the diagnosis of gastric adenocarcinoma. Surprisingly, in resected specimen the pathologist ...

Last Updated: 10 Mar 2015

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Vestibular Schwannoma - Radiosurgery or Expectation: V-REX.
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Vestibular Schwannoma

 

Last Updated: 29 Feb 2016

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Exploratory Evaluation of AR-42 Histone Deacetylase Inhibitor in the Treatment of Vestibular Schwannoma and Meningioma
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Vestibular Schwannoma; Meningioma; Acoustic Neuroma; Neurofibromatosis Type 2

 

Last Updated: 20 May 2016

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Vestibular Schwannoma and Psychological Factors
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Vestibular Schwannoma

 

Last Updated: 4 Dec 2012

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