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Case report

An uncommon case of big schwannoma of hand in a child


Schwannomas are benign encapsulated neoplasms of the peripheral nerve sheath. They arise from proliferation of differentiated Schwann cells of single nerve funiculus. These tumors may affect any nerve within the body and arise from supporting cell within a nerve sheath that contains a basement membrane and resembles a schwann cell. They arise in the sensory portion of the nerves but can arise not only in association with any peripheral nerve but also along the flexor surfaces of extremities.

Here, we submit an interesting case of Schwannoma over the volar aspect of hand in a 11 year old female.

Keywords: Schwannoma, neurofibroma, hand, soft tissue tumor