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Schwannoma

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.

Treatment:

  • Surgical excision is the treatment of choice if the lesion is painful or in other ways problematic.
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