Schwannoma

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

[An unusual cause of high dysphagia: schwannoma of the preepiglottic space].
 

Author(s): Jalila Ben Ayad, Chaimae Nekro, Safaa Rokhssi, Omar Lassikri, Mohamed Anass Benbouzid, Leila Essakalli

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Schwannomas are well encapsulated mesenchymal tumors of peripheral nerves, with slow growth. The laryngeal schwanomma is exceptional, we present a case not described in the literature of shwannoma in the pre epiglottic space. A 50-year-old woman, who had a history of foreign body ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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[Entrapment neuropathy in the foot revealing schwannoma of the superficial peroneal nerve: outcome of conservative surgical treatment].
 

Author(s): Mustafa Nkaoui, Youness Sasbou

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We report the case of a 61-year old patient with no particular previous history who complained of pain with paraesthesias at the level of the anterolateral compartment of the left leg irradiating to the dorsal side of the ankle and the foot which lasted over six months. These pains ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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A case report of rectal schwannoma treated with laparoscopic proctectomy.
 

Author(s): Kai Zhang, Shanshan Qu, Junan Li, Ye Cheng, Jian Shi, Tongjun Liu

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2018 Feb;97(7):e9866.

 

Schwannomas of gastrointestinal tracts are rare and difficult to detect preoperatively because of negative results of endoscopic and imaging examinations. Here, we reported a case of rectal schwannoma, which was diagnosed by immunohistochemical staining after laparoscopic protectomy.

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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The terms "Schwannoma" returned 106 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

"Ancient" schwannoma of the submandibular gland: A case report and literature review.
 

Author(s): Che-Fang Ho, Pei-Wen Wu, Ta-Jen Lee, Chien-Chia Huang

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2017 Dec;96(51):e9134.

 

Schwannomas are solitary neurogenic tumors that arise from cells of the neural sheath. Ancient schwannoma is a relatively rare variant of schwannoma, characterized by increased cellularity and atypia. These cellular changes could be confusing and make the accurate pathologic diagnosis difficult.

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Large schwannoma of the femur - a common tumor at an unusual site: a case report and review of the literature.
 

Author(s): Niranthi Perera, Chandu de Silva, Vasantha Perera

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Schwannomas are benign nerve sheath tumors and are most frequently encountered as soft tissue tumors of peripheral nerves of the head and neck or the extensor extremities. Osseous involvement is very uncommon with fewer than 200 cases described in the world literature, the majority ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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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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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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Gentamicin Treatment Prior to Schwannoma Surgery - No Residual Function
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Vestibular Schwannoma

 

Last Updated: 6 Sep 2016

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