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Rare asymptomatic presentations of schwannomas in early adolescence: three cases with review of literature.
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PMID:  20167297     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
INTRODUCTION: Schwannoma also known as Neurilemoma is a benign neoplasm of the Schwann Cells of the neural sheath. They are usually found to occur in the extremities, but can also be found in the trunk, head and neck, pelvis, and rectum. It is seldom painful and usually remains small. It has no potential for malignancy unless the patient has multi-neural tumours. It usually presents as a slowly enlarging painless nodule somewhat movable beneath the surface, rarely becomes larger than 2cm in diameter and is most frequently diagnosed in 25-55 yrs of age. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We report three rare, asymptomatic presentations of schwannomas at adolescent age, in the back, pancreas and in the cervical region with a review of the available literature. CONCLUSION: Despite the rarity of the presentations, as encountered by us, similar swellings in the adolescent age group can be schwannomas and can be adequately managed surgically alone. This is what should be borne in mind, for 'what the mind knows is what the eyes see'.
Gaurav Aggarwal; Bhaskar Satsangi; Sumit Shukla; Brijesh K Lahoti; Raj K Mathur; Ankur Maheshwari
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review     Date:  2010-02-16
Journal Detail:
Title:  International journal of surgery (London, England)     Volume:  8     ISSN:  1743-9159     ISO Abbreviation:  Int J Surg     Publication Date:  2010  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-04-16     Completed Date:  2010-05-11     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101228232     Medline TA:  Int J Surg     Country:  England    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  203-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
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Copyright 2010 Surgical Associates Ltd. Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Department of Surgery, M.G.M Medical College & M.Y.H Group of Hospitals, Indore, Madhya Pradesh 452001, India.
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MeSH Terms
Head and Neck Neoplasms / diagnosis
Neurilemmoma / diagnosis*,  pathology,  surgery
Pancreatic Neoplasms / diagnosis

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