Schwannoma of the Lower Leg with Malignant Transformation. A Case Report

Serban, Oana and Poanta, Laura Irina and Mihaileanu, Florin and Fodor, Daniela (2015) Schwannoma of the Lower Leg with Malignant Transformation. A Case Report. European Journal of Case Reports in Internal Medicine, 2 (5). pp. 1-3. ISSN 2284-2594

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Background: Peripheral nerve sheath tumours are benign or malignant. Schwannoma is a benign peripheral nerve sheath tumour originating from Schwann cells that slowly grows eccentrically to the nerve axis. Malignant transformation of a schwannoma is rare. Case presentation: A 73-year-old woman who presented to our medical service with other medical problems was diagnosed with a tumour of the lower leg (a small mass neglected by the patient for about 10 years). The ultrasound features of the tumour suggested it was a schwannoma. The tumour was resected and histopathological assessment revealed a schwannoma with areas of malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumour transformation.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Schwannoma, malignant transformation, MPNST, malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumor
Subjects: 600 Tecnologia - Scienze applicate > 610 Medicina e salute (Classificare qui la tecnologia dei servizi medici) > 616 Malattie (classificare qui la Clinica medica, la medicina basata sull'evidenza, la Medicina interna, la Medicina sperimentale) > 616.9 Altre malattie (altri rami della Medicina) > 616.99 Tumori, malattie contagiose
Depositing User: Chiara D'Arpa
Date Deposited: 14 Sep 2016 14:21
Last Modified: 14 Sep 2016 14:21

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