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

Role of endoscopic ultrasound and endoscopic resection for the treatment of gastric schwannoma.
 

Author(s): Jinlong Hu, Xiang Liu, Nan Ge, Sheng Wang, Jintao Guo, Guoxin Wang, Siyu Sun

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2017 Jun;96(25):e7175.

 

Endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) and endoscopic resection play an important role in gastric submucosal tumor. However, there were few articles regarding EUS and endoscopic resection of gastric schwannomas. Our aim was to evaluate the role of EUS and endoscopic resection in treating gastric ...

Last Updated: 22 Jun 2017

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Generation of a human induced pluripotent stem cell (iPSC) line from a 64year old male patient with multiple schwannoma.
 

Author(s): Shaokun Zhang, Zhenshan Lv, Yang Hu, Lidi Liu, Weiquan Gong, Qiao Li, Hong Wu

Journal: Stem Cell Res. 2017 Mar;19():49-51.

 

Peripheral blood was collected from a clinically diagnosed 64-year old male multiple schwannoma patient. Peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs) were reprogrammed with the Yamanaka KMOS reprogramming factors using the Sendai-virus reprogramming system. The transgene-free iPSC line ...

Last Updated: 17 Apr 2017

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Development of human induced pluripotent stem cell (iPSC) line from a 60year old female patient with multiple schwannoma.
 

Author(s): Shaokun Zhang, Zhenshan Lv, Yan Liu, Qiao Li, Weiquan Gong, Lidi Liu, Hong Wu

Journal: Stem Cell Res. 2017 Mar;19():31-33.

 

Peripheral blood was collected from a clinically diagnosed 60-year old female patient with multiple schwannoma. Peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs) were reprogrammed with the Yamanaka KMOS reprogramming factors using the Sendai-virus reprogramming system. The transgene-free ...

Last Updated: 17 Apr 2017

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

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: 20 Jan 2017

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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: 28 Dec 2016

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Central pancreatectomy for pancreatic schwannoma: A case report and literature review.
 

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

Journal: World J. Gastroenterol.. 2016 Oct;22(37):8439-8446.

 

Schwannomas are mesenchymal tumors originating from Schwann cells in peripheral nerve sheaths. Although the tumor can be located in any part of the human body, the most common locations are the head, neck, trunk and extremities. Pancreatic schwannomas are rare. To our knowledge, only ...

Last Updated: 12 Oct 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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