Intracerebral schwannomas: A rare disease with varying natural history Report of 3 cases

William W. Scott, Korgun Koral, Linda R. Margraf, Laura Klesse, David J. Sacco, Bradley E. Weprin

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Abstract

Although intracerebral schwannomas are typically regarded as benign intracranial tumors, malignancy and recurrence have been reported among patients harboring such neoplasms. The available literature consists of case reports and small series that present variable characteristics distinguishing these unusual lesions. Little advancement has been made to further the understanding and management of these tumors. The authors present 3 cases from their institution that highlight the difference between typical benign intracerebral schwannomas and histopathological variants that may portend more aggressive behavior. Also provided is a review of the literature in the hope of gaining a better understanding of these rare tumors.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)6-12
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Neurosurgery: Pediatrics
Volume12
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1 2013

Keywords

  • Intracerebral schwannoma
  • Malignancy
  • Neurofibromatosis
  • Oncology

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Clinical Neurology

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