Schwannoma Of The Median Nerve: Diagnosis Somet...

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Schwannoma Of The Median Nerve: Diagnosis Sometimes Delayed
Author: Monsef Boufettal, Mohamed Azouz, Abdelkarim Rhanim, Mohamed Abouzahir, Mustapha Mahfoud, Ahmed El Bardouni, Mohamed S. Berrada, Moradh El Yaacoubi
Publisher: Derivative Works
3 pages
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Type of publication: Article
ISBN/ISSN: 1179-5476
DOI: 10.4137/CCRep.S16686
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Schwannoma is a tumor that develops from nerve sheath. The authors report an unusual case of schwannoma of the median nerve (MN) that remained asymptomatic for four years. The diagnosis was based on MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) and histopathological examination. Surgical removal is usually curative. The asymptomatic character of the tumor and its slow evolution remain an essential factor in diagnosis delays. This tumor has a good prognosis with a low recurrence rate and potential for malignant transformation.

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