Schwannoma

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Schwannoma

A schwannoma is a tumor of the tissue that covers the nerves, called the nerve sheath. These tumors develop from a type of cell called a Schwann cell, which gives them their name. Schwannomas are often not cancerous (they are typically benign). They can arise from any nerve in the body, although they most often develop in certain nerves located in the head and neck, along with nerves that are involved with flexing in the upper and lower extremities.  The most common symptoms of a schwannoma are painless or painful mass that is slow-growing, and electric-like shock when the affected area is felt (Tinel shock). The cause of schwannomas is unknown, but they sometimes occur in individuals with certain disorders such as some types of neurofibromatosis. Treatment may include surgery, radiotherapy and/or chemotherapy.
 

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The terms "Schwannoma" returned 440 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Sixth nerve schwannoma.
 

Author(s): Rajinder Kumar, Anil Kothiwala, Ranajoy Ghosh

Journal: Neurol India. ;62(1):99-100.

 

Last Updated: 10 Mar 2014

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Schwannoma of supraorbital nerve presenting as a subfrontal tumor.
 

Author(s): Ari George Chacko, Manikandan S Natarajan, Krishna Prabhu, Geeta Chacko

Journal: Neurol India. ;62(1):96-8.

 

Last Updated: 10 Mar 2014

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Hearing improvement following gamma knife radiosurgery for an intra-canalicular vestibular schwannoma.
 

Author(s): Amol Raheja, Manish Singh Sharma, Manmohan Singh, Deepak Aggarwal, Shashank S Kale, Bhawani Shankar Sharma

Journal: Neurol India. ;61(6):683-6.

 

Last Updated: 20 Jan 2014

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The terms "Schwannoma" returned 59 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Primary fourth ventricular solitary schwannoma: case report and review of the literature.
 

Author(s): Li-Hua Chen, Hong-Tian Zhang, Ru-Xiang Xu, Qun Wei, Yun-Jun Li, Wen-De Li, Hao Zhao

Journal: Neurol India. ;61(3):330-2.

 

Last Updated: 17 Jul 2013

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Lingual schwannoma: case report and review of the literature.
 

Author(s): R B Lira, J Gonçalves Filho, G B Carvalho, C A Pinto, L P Kowalski

Journal: Acta Otorhinolaryngol Ital. 2013 Apr;33(2):137-40.

 

Schwannomas are benign, encapsulated, slow-growing and usually solitary tumours originating from Schwann cells of the peripheral nerve sheath. Approximately 25-40% of cases are seen in the head and neck region, of which 1% in the oral cavity. We report a rare case of lingual schwannoma ...

Last Updated: 15 Jul 2013

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[Retroperitoneal schwannoma. Report of one case].
 

Author(s): Carlos Alvarez Z, Belen Sanhueza P, Iván Ruiz F, Jorge Castillo A

Journal: Rev Med Chil. 2012 Jun;140(6):767-70.

 

Retroperitoneal schwannoma is an uncommon and usually benign condition. We report a 51-year-old woman presenting with a palpable pelvic tumor. The patient was operated on and during the intervention, two retroperitoneal tumors were found and resected. The postoperative course was ...

Last Updated: 3 Jan 2013

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Intraarterial Cerebral Infusion of Avastin for Vestibular Schwannoma (Acoustic Neuroma)
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Vestibular Schwannoma

 

Last Updated: 18 Dec 2012

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Vestibular Schwannoma and Psychological Factors
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Vestibular Schwannoma

 

Last Updated: 4 Dec 2012

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