Schwannoma/Neurofibroma

Case contributed by Dr Trent Orton

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Left sided mass.

Patient Data

Age: young adult
Modality: MRI

A well circumscribed mass demonstrates high T2 and low T1 signal. 

Case Discussion

The patient went on to have this mass excised. 

Histology

The tumor is a peripheral nerve sheath tumor. Most areas are most consistent with a schwannoma. However, in view of the presence of areas with a histologic appearance reminiscent of neurofibroma and the occurrence of rare axons within the lesion, a co-existing neurofibroma component cannot be excluded.


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Case Information

rID: 4927
Case created: 4th Nov 2008
Last edited: 23rd Sep 2015
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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