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 644 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Schwannoma (Neurilemmoma) on the Base of the Tongue: A Rare Clinical Case.
 

Author(s): Steffi Sharma, Guruprasad Rai

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Schwannomas are slow-growing benign tumors. They can arise from any peripheral nerve, including the cranial nerves (except the olfactory and optic nerves), spinal nerves, and autonomic nerves. Schwannomas of the head and neck account for 25-40% of all cases. However, intra-oral schwannomas ...

Last Updated: 29 Mar 2016

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Rare case of radiologically distinct but pathologically admixed vestibular schwannoma and meningioma in the cerebellopontine angle: A case report.
 

Author(s): S K Verma, S Kumar, P Deb, K K Yadav

Journal: J Cancer Res Ther. ;11(4):1029.

 

Primary intracranial tumors generally occur as solitary tumors. The association of two primary intracranial tumors of different histogenesis in the same individual is rare, except in cases of phakomatoses or radiation-induced tumors. Meningiomas and vestibular schwannomas (VSs) are ...

Last Updated: 17 Feb 2016

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A giant vagal schwannoma with unusual extension from skull base to the mediastinum.
 

Author(s): Shenoy S Vijendra, Raghavendra A Rao, Vishnu Prasad, S Haseena, M Niprupama

Journal: J Cancer Res Ther. ;11(4):970-3.

 

Cervical vagal schwannoma is an extremely rare neoplasm. Middle aged people are usually affected. These tumors usually present as asymptomatic masses. These tumors are almost always benign. Preoperative diagnosis of these lesions is important due to the morbidity associated with its ...

Last Updated: 17 Feb 2016

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The terms "Schwannoma" returned 91 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Schwannoma in Sellar Region Mimics Invasive Pituitary Macroadenoma: Literature Review With One Case Report.
 

Author(s): Xiangyi Kong, Huanwen Wu, Wenbin Ma, Yongning Li, Yi Yang, Bing Xing, Junji Wei, Yong Yao, Jun Gao, Wei Lian, Zhiqin Xu, Wanchen Dou, Zuyuan Ren, Changbao Su, Renzhi Wang

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2016 Mar;95(9):e2931.

 

In central nervous system, schwannomas, as ubiquitous tumors, mostly originate from sensory nerves like auditory and trigeminal nerves. However, intrasellar schwannomas are extremely rare. They are often misdiagnosed as pituitary adenomas. We report a rare case of schwannoma in the ...

Last Updated: 6 Mar 2016

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Epithelioid angiosarcoma arising in schwannoma of the kidney: report of the first case and review of the literature.
 

Author(s): G Iannaci, M Crispino, P Cifarelli, M Montella, I Panarese, A Ronchi, R Russo, G Tremiterra, R Luise, P Sapere

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Schwannoma and angiosarcoma are infrequent pathologies that have been rarely reported in the kidney. Angiosarcoma is an uncommon malignant tumor presenting a recognizable vascular differentiation. It can develop in any site but the most common locations include the skin, soft tissues, ...

Last Updated: 4 Feb 2016

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A giant pelvic malignant schwannoma: a case report and literature review.
 

Author(s): Hao Xu, Nan Sha, He-Wen Li, Mei Bai, Xin Chen, Hai-Long Hu, Chang-Li Wu

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Schwannomas are usually benign tumors that arise from well-differentiated Schwann cells. They rarely occur in the retroperitoneum. Here, we present a case of a 60-year-old man with a giant retroperitoneal pelvic mass. Imageological diagnosis suggested a large heterogeneous mass of ...

Last Updated: 29 Jan 2016

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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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Gentamicin Treatment Prior to Schwannoma Surgery - Residual Function
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Vestibular Schwannoma

 

Last Updated: 6 Sep 2016

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