Pelvic schwannoma (large)

Case contributed by Dr Trent Orton

Patient Data

Age: Adult
Gender: Female
Modality: MRI

A large heterogeneous mass in the pelvis is present with enhancing and cystic components. 

Case Discussion

Patient went on to have a resection. 

Histology

Gross Description:

The specimen is received in a plastic bag labelled with the patient's demographics and PELVIC TUMOUR. It consists of a large fragment of previously deflated cystic mass measuring 9 cm in diameter. The cystic wall is smooth with some areas of hemorrhage and varies in thickness between 1 and 2 cm. 

Microscopic Description:

Sections show an encapsulated benign spindle cell tumour with cystic elements. Antoni A and B areas are seen. Verocay body formation is focally prominent. A localized area of chronic inflammation composed of plasma cells and lymphocytes is seen, associated with hemosiderin.

Final Diagnosis:

Schwannoma.

 

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Case Information

rID: 5023
Case created: 19th Nov 2008
Last edited: 5th Dec 2015
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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