A Schwannoma is a tumor of the nerve sheath composed of Schwann cells.
Typically firm 1-2 cm nodules on the head and neck of middle-aged individuals, these tumors are usually sporadic and solitary.
When multiple, they are associated with an increased incidence of von Recklinghausen's neurofibromatosis.
- Surgical excision is the treatment of choice if the lesion is painful or in other ways problematic.
Back to Skin Care Glossary - S Index |
Back to Skin Care Glossary Index