Schwannoma

Common Name(s)

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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Scientific Literature

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The terms "Schwannoma" returned 449 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Vagal nerve schwannoma extending from cerebellopontine angle to cervical region straddling across the jugular foramen.
 

Author(s): Harsimrat Bir Singh Sodhi, Pravin Salunke, Sushanta K Sahoo

Journal: Neurol India. ;62(2):195-6.

 

Last Updated: 14 May 2014

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The utility of facial nerve amplitude and latency ratios in predicting postoperative facial nerve function after vestibular schwannoma surgery.
 

Author(s): Mazda K Turel, Krothapalli Srinivasa Babu, Gautam Singh, Ari G Chacko

Journal: Neurol India. ;62(2):178-82.

 

Despite advances in vestibular schwannoma (VS) surgery and intraoperative electrophysiological monitoring, immediate and delayed facial nerve outcomes are difficult to accurately predict consistently.

Last Updated: 14 May 2014

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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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The terms "Schwannoma" returned 62 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Intracalvarial schwannoma: a case report with review of literature.
 

Author(s): R Amita, S Sandhyamani, Mathew Abraham, Suresh Nair, A Praveen, T R Kapilamoorthy

Journal: Neurol India. ;62(2):222-4.

 

Last Updated: 14 May 2014

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Scrotal extratesticular schwannoma: a case report and review of the literature.
 

Author(s): Giovanni Palleschi, Antonio Carbone, Jessica Cacciotti, Giorgia Manfredonia, Natale Porta, Andrea Fuschi, Cosimo de Nunzio, Vincenzo Petrozza, Antonio Luigi Pastore

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Schwannomas are tumours arising from Schwann cells, which sheath the peripheral nerves. Here, we report a rare case of left intrascrotal, extratesticular schwannoma. Although rare, scrotal localisation of schwannomas has been reported in male children, adult men, and elderly men. ...

Last Updated: 3 Jun 2014

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Osteoma of the internal auditory canal mimicking vestibular schwannoma: case report and review of 17 recent cases.
 

Author(s): Jun Suzuki, Yusuke Takata, Hiromitsu Miyazaki, Izumi Yahata, Yasuhiko Tachibana, Toshimitsu Kobayashi, Tetsuaki Kawase, Yukio Katori

Journal: Tohoku J. Exp. Med.. 2014 ;232(1):63-8.

 

Osteoma of the internal auditory canal (IAC) is an uncommon benign bone tumor. Its imaging features may be similar to other IAC lesions, such as vestibular schwannomas that are benign and usually slow-growing but sometimes life-threatening tumors. Thus, detecting IAC lesions and differentiating ...

Last Updated: 4 Feb 2014

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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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