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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Scientific Literature

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The terms "Schwannoma" returned 703 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Harlequin syndrome and Horner syndrome after neck schwannoma excision in a pediatric patient: A case report.
 

Author(s): Dong Hoon Lee, Jong Yuap Seong, Tae Mi Yoon, Joon Kyoo Lee, Sang Chul Lim

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2017 Nov;96(45):e8548.

 

Harlequin syndrome is an extremely rare benign condition characterized by unilateral facial flushing and sweating.

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Timing of Smarcb1 and Nf2 inactivation determines schwannoma versus rhabdoid tumor development.
 

Author(s): Jeremie Vitte, Fuying Gao, Giovanni Coppola, Alexander R Judkins, Marco Giovannini

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Germline mutations of the SMARCB1 gene predispose to two distinct tumor syndromes: rhabdoid tumor predisposition syndrome, with malignant pediatric tumors mostly developing in brain and kidney, and familial schwannomatosis, with adulthood benign tumors involving cranial and peripheral ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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A Rare Case of Vagus Nerve Schwannoma Presenting as a Neck Mass.
 

Author(s): Adesh A Ramdass, Mike Yao, Suneetha Natarajan, Parampreet K Bakshi

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BACKGROUND Vagus nerve schwannoma is a benign neoplasm that usually presents as an asymptomatic slow growing mass, and its presentation as a neck mass is rare. The diagnosis can be difficult to make and complete surgical excision is challenging due to the proximity of the vagus nerve ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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The terms "Schwannoma" returned 107 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Stereotactic radiosurgery vs. fractionated radiotherapy for tumor control in vestibular schwannoma patients: a systematic review.
 

Author(s): Oscar Persson, Jiri Bartek, Netanel Ben Shalom, Theresa Wangerid, Asgeir Store Jakola, Petter Förander

Journal: Acta Neurochir (Wien). 2017 Jun;159(6):1013-1021.

 

Repeated controlled studies have revealed that stereotactic radiosurgery is better than microsurgery for patients with vestibular schwannoma (VS) <3 cm in need of intervention. In this systematic review we aimed to compare results from single-fraction stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Epithelioid schwannoma of the skin displaying unique histopathological features: a teaching case giving rise to diagnostic difficulties on a morphological examination of a resected specimen, with a brief literature review.
 

Author(s): Sohsuke Yamada, Mari Kirishima, Tsubasa Hiraki, Michiyo Higashi, Kazuhito Hatanaka, Akihide Tanimoto

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Epithelioid schwannoma as a rare variant poses a challenge to all pathologists, as this uncommon entity is extremely difficult to conclusively diagnose by morphological analyses on a resected sample alone owing to its unique histopathological features. However, few papers have described ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Schwannoma in the hepatoduodenal ligament: A case report and literature review.
 

Author(s): Shao-Yan Xu, Ke Sun, Hai-Yang Xie, Lin Zhou, Shu-Sen Zheng, Wei-Lin Wang

Journal: World J. Gastroenterol.. 2016 Dec;22(46):10260-10266.

 

Schwannomas are mesenchymal neoplasms with low malignant potential that arise from Schwann cells. They can occur almost anywhere, although the most common locations are the head, neck and extremities. Primary benign schwannoma of the hepatoduodenal ligament is rare. To date, only ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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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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Vestibular Outcomes in Vestibular Schwannoma
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Vestibular Schwannoma

 

Last Updated: 29 Nov 2017

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