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Atypical intracerebral schwannoma mimicking glial tumor: case report.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19263360     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A rare case of a solitary schwannoma arising within parenchyma of the brain is reported. A 37-year old right-handed man presented with a 3- month history of progressive headaches, lethargy and vomiting. The initial diagnosis being considered was primary intracranial tumor, including high-grade astrocytoma, metastasis or lymphoma Histopathological examination revealed schwannoma. Cysts, calcification and mild to moderate peritumoral edema are common in intracerebral schwannomas. However, our case is atypical and has no cystic component, calcification or vascularization. The pathogenesis and neuroradiological findings of intraparenchymal schwannomas are discussed and we review the related literature.
Ahmet Menkü; Ibrahim Suat Oktem; Olgun Kontaş; Hidayet Akdemir
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Turkish neurosurgery     Volume:  19     ISSN:  1019-5149     ISO Abbreviation:  Turk Neurosurg     Publication Date:  2009 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-03-05     Completed Date:  2009-05-22     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9423821     Medline TA:  Turk Neurosurg     Country:  Turkey    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  82-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
Erciyes University Medical Shool, Neurosurgery Department, Kayseri, Turkey.
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MeSH Terms
Astrocytoma / pathology*
Brain Neoplasms / complications,  pathology*,  surgery
Diagnosis, Differential
Epilepsy / etiology,  pathology*,  surgery
Magnetic Resonance Imaging*
Neurilemmoma / complications,  pathology*,  surgery

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