An Overview of Schwannomas –A Typical Presentation and Challenges

Introduction: Schwanomma and neurofibroma are neurogenic tumors. In the head and neck, they occur sometimes. Nevertheless, their existence on the vagus is unusual. In order to order imaging for pelvic lesions that present atypically, a high index of suspicion is required. Discussion: Schwanommas are T1 hypointense and T2 hyperintense heterogeneously on MRI. The histopathological appearance is characteristic of the Schwanomma with Antoni type A and type B. Conclusion: Schwanommas are benign tumors that are slow-growing and that are separable from the parent nerve. After resection, recurrence is rare. Schwannomas originating from the vagus nerve cause bradycardia, and during surgical excision, the anesthetist must be attentive. Constipation can occur with pelvic schwannoma. For their issues and unusual presentations, we present our cases.

Author (s) Details

Dr. R. Vijai
Saveetha Medical College and Hospital, Chennai, India.

J. Ruban Kumar

Saveetha Medical College and Hospital, Chennai, India.

R.Arihanth
Saveetha Medical College and Hospital, Chennai, India.

Manoj Prabu
Saveetha Medical College and Hospital, Chennai, India.

Narayanasami Bharath
Saveetha Medical College and Hospital, Chennai, India.

Khalilur Rahman
Saveetha Medical College and Hospital, Chennai, India.

Arcot Rekha
Saveetha Medical College and Hospital, Chennai, India.

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