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

Coexistence of intervertebral disc herniation with intradural schwannoma in a lumbar segment: a case report.
 

Author(s): Jianjiang Pan, Yue Wang, Yazeng Huang

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Lumbar intervertebral disc herniation and spinal tumor are major pathologies that may cause back pain and radiculopathy. Neurological symptoms resulting from disc herniation and intradural spinal tumor together, however, are very rare.

Last Updated: 19 Apr 2016

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Porta hepatic schwannoma: case report and a 30-year review of the literature yielding 15 cases.
 

Author(s): Sheng-yong Yin, Zheng-long Zhai, Kui-wu Ren, Yun-chuan Yang, Da-long Wan, Xiao-yan Liu, Li-jun Wang, Shu-sen Zheng

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Schwannomas located in the periportal region are extremely rare. Only 14 cases have been reported in the medical literature worldwide. Cases of porta hepatic schwannomas reported in the literature worldwide were reviewed. As a result, it is very challenging for surgeons to make a ...

Last Updated: 4 Apr 2016

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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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The terms "Schwannoma" returned 93 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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