Schwannoma

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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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The terms "Schwannoma" returned 460 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Giant oculomotor nerve schwannoma presenting as a sellar and suprasellar mass with parasellar extension.
 

Author(s): Satya Bhusan Senapati, Sudhansu Sekhar Mishra, Srikanta Das, Deepak Kumar Parida

Journal: Neurol India. ;62(5):548-9.

 

Last Updated: 12 Nov 2014

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Lung cancer and schwannoma--the pitfalls of positron emission tomography.
 

Author(s): Fernando Luiz Westphal, Luiz Carlos de Lima, José Correa Lima-Netto, Michel de Araújo Tavares, Felipe de Siqueira Moreira Gil

Journal: J Bras Pneumol. ;40(3):319-21.

 

Last Updated: 17 Jul 2014

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Complications of microsurgery of vestibular schwannoma.
 

Author(s): Jan Betka, Eduard Zvěřina, Zuzana Balogová, Oliver Profant, Jiří Skřivan, Josef Kraus, Jiří Lisý, Josef Syka, Martin Chovanec

Journal: Biomed Res Int. 2014 ;2014():315952.

 

The aim of this study was to analyze complications of vestibular schwannoma (VS) microsurgery.

Last Updated: 2 Jul 2014

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The terms "Schwannoma" returned 67 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Olfactory schwannoma: a report of two cases and literature review.
 

Author(s): Zheng Wang, Wei Zhang, Gan You, Jiangfei Wang, Guilin Li, Zhixian Gao, Jian Xie

Journal: Neurol India. ;62(4):429-31.

 

Intracranial schwannoma is a kind of benign intracranial tumors, derived from neuron myelin sheath, growing slowly and curable. Olfactory schwannoma is an exceedingly rare kind of schwannoma, whose origin is still uncovered. Although several theories have been put up for pathogenesis ...

Last Updated: 20 Sep 2014

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

Status: Not yet recruiting

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

 

Last Updated: 4 Nov 2014

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Vestibular Schwannoma - Radiosurgery or Expectation: V-REX.
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Vestibular Schwannoma

 

Last Updated: 29 Oct 2014

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Concentration and Activity of Lapatinib in Vestibular Schwannomas
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Vestibular Schwannoma; NF2; Neurofibromatosis 2; Acoustic Neuroma; Auditory Tumor

 

Last Updated: 5 Aug 2013

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