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Journal of Case Reports
Large Schwannoma of the Tibial Nerve
Swagat Mahapatra, Pankaj Aggarwal, Harsh Pratap Singh
Department of Orthopaedics, Dr. Ram Manohar Lohia Institute of Medical Sciences, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India.
Corresponding Author:
Dr Swagat Mahapatra
Email: drswagat@gmail.com
Received: 08-MAR-2020 Accepted: 31-JUL-2020 Published Online: 25-SEP-2020
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.17659/01.2020.0052
Background: Schwannomas are very common, benign, encapsulated tumors of the peripheral nerves. They rarely emerge from the posterior tibial nerve. Case Report: Here we report a case of an unusual schwannoma measuring 10×5×4 cm in a 24-year-old man. The mass was painful, and Tinel’s sign was positive. Magnetic resonance imaging revealed that it originated from the posterior tibial nerve. En bloc resection of the tumor was performed. Histology revealed peripheral nerve schwannoma. Removal of tumor made patient pain free after surgery. Conclusion: A high index of suspicion with meticulous clinical examination is necessary for timely diagnosis of schwannoma.
Keywords : Peripheral Nervous System Neoplasms, Radiculopathy, Tibial nerve, Magnetic Resonance Imaging.
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