1Professor & HOD, Department of Pediatric Surgery, 2Post Graduate, Department of General Surgery, 3Assistant Professor, Department of Plas-tic Surgery, Kamineni Institute of Medical Sciences, Narketpally, 4
Civil Assistant Surgeon, District Hospital, Nalgonda.
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.