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

A Rare Case of Hearing Impairment due to Cerebello-Pontine Angle Lesion: Trigeminal Schwannoma.
 

Author(s): Purushothaman Ganesan, Priya Sankaran, Purushothaman Pavanjur Kothandaraman

Journal: J Int Adv Otol. 2015 Aug;11(2):170-2.

 

Schwannoma of the trigeminal nerve is a rare condition. Even rarer is hearing loss occurring as a result of this lesion. The aim of this study is to highlight this rare cause of hearing impairment. Here we report the clinical features and findings of the imaging and audiological investigations ...

Last Updated: 19 Sep 2015

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Schwannoma of stomach.
 

Author(s): Ali Enshaei, Babak Hajipour, Fariba Abbasi, Pantea Rohani Doost, Seyfolah Rezaei

Journal: J Pak Med Assoc. 2015 Jun;65(6):672-4.

 

Gastrointestinal mesenchymal tumours are a group of tumours originating from the mesenchymal stem cells of the gastrointestinal (GI) tract. Digestive tract Schwannomas are rare mesenchymal tumours occurring most frequently in the stomach. We report the case of a 40-year-old woman ...

Last Updated: 10 Jun 2015

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Acute severe headache associated with rapid tumor growth in a patient with vestibular schwannoma.
 

Author(s): Hoon Oh, Kyung Soo Kim

Journal: Acta Neurol Taiwan. 2014 Jun;23(2):59-63.

 

Although headache in vestbibular schwannoma (VS) is uncommon as an initially presenting symptom, headache in VS is usually associated with tumor growth due to various factors, especially abrupt increase in size. We discuss various factors which influence rapid tumor growth including ...

Last Updated: 3 Jun 2015

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The terms "Schwannoma" returned 85 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

[Schwannoma in the right upper mediastinum with hemorrhagic cystic degeneration: 
a case report and review of literature].
 

Author(s): Yun Zhang, Shifang Sun, Zaichun Deng

Journal: Zhong Nan Da Xue Xue Bao Yi Xue Ban. 2015 Sep;40(9):1043-7.

 

case of schwannoma with hemorrhagic cystic degeneration in the right upper mediastinum was admitted to the Affiliated Hospital of Ningbo University in July 2010. The patient shows symptoms of cough and shortness of breath. He received video-assisted thoracoscopic resection of right ...

Last Updated: 26 Sep 2015

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Synchronous of gastric adenocarcinoma and schwannoma: report of a case and review of literatures.
 

Author(s): Lian-He Yang, Jin-Ou Wang, Shuang Ma, Zhi Zhu, Jia-Xing Sun, Si-Lu Ding, Guang Li, Hong-Tao Xu, Liang Wang, Sun-Dong Dai, Yang Liu, Yuan Miao, Gui-Yang Jiang, Chui-Feng Fan, En-Hua Wang

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We presented a case of 80-year-old male with long term stomachache, marasmus and anaemia. Endoscopic evaluation suggested the malignant ulcerative tumor on the Gastric antrum, and biopsy confirmed the diagnosis of gastric adenocarcinoma. Surprisingly, in resected specimen the pathologist ...

Last Updated: 10 Mar 2015

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Large oculomotor nerve schwannoma--rare entity: a case report with review of literature.
 

Author(s): L Pavan Kumar, I Monica, Megha S Uppin, V Jagannathrao naidu Kotiyala

Journal: J Cancer Res Ther. ;10(4):1098-100.

 

Schwannomas commonly arise from peripheral nerves. Intracranial schwannomas are comparatively rare and are seen commonly as vestibular tumors. Oculomotor nerve schwannomas are extremely rare tumors, these are usually symptomatic. A 29 year aged male presented with diplopia and blurring ...

Last Updated: 12 Jan 2015

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Vestibular Schwannoma - Radiosurgery or Expectation: V-REX.
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Vestibular Schwannoma

 

Last Updated: 10 Jun 2015

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Exploratory Evaluation of AR-42 Histone Deacetylase Inhibitor in the Treatment of Vestibular Schwannoma and Meningioma
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Vestibular Schwannoma; Meningioma; Acoustic Neuroma; Neurofibromatosis Type 2

 

Last Updated: 23 Sep 2015

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Vestibular Schwannoma and Psychological Factors
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Vestibular Schwannoma

 

Last Updated: 4 Dec 2012

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