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Primary intraocular ancient schwannoma: A case report and review of the literature.
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PMID:  23729377     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
BACKGROUND: Schwannomas comprise 8% to 10% of all primary intracranial tumors. Primary intraorbital schwannomas are rare, accounting for 1% to 2% of all intracranial tumors. Schwannomas arise from Schwann cells in the myelin sheaths of sensory and cranial nerves. METHODS: We present the case of a 56-year-old white man blind since 1970 who presented to an outside hospital for a painful right eye. Physicians identified no clinical or radiologic features of neurofibromatosis. RESULTS: The patient underwent enucleation; the final pathologic diagnosis was ancient schwannoma. CONCLUSION: We describe herein a case of intrascleral schwannoma with ancient changes arising within the globe of the right eye occupying the subretinal space and completely replacing the vitreous body. © 2013 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. Head Neck, 2013.
Authors:
Shaikh Mortuza; Bita Esmaeli; Diana Bell
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2013-6-1
Journal Detail:
Title:  Head & neck     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1097-0347     ISO Abbreviation:  Head Neck     Publication Date:  2013 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-6-4     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8902541     Medline TA:  Head Neck     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2013 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
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Department of Pathology, Head and Neck Surgery, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas.
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