Tibial nerve schwannoma

Case contributed by Frank Gaillard


A gradually enlarging mass in the posterior aspect of the left calf was palpable to examination. There were no findings on neurological examination.

Patient Data

Age: 40 years
Gender: Male

Note: This case has been tagged as "legacy" as it no longer meets image preparation and/or other case publication guidelines.


An intermuscular well-circumscribed vividly enhancing mass posterior to the proximal tibia. It is of homogeneous low signal on T2 with central cystic changes. 

Case Discussion

Microsurgical removal demonstrated a tibial nerve schwannoma. The tibial nerve passes deep to soleus muscle at this calf level.

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