An Unusual Presentation of Giant Schwannoma of Hand: A Case Report

Authors

  • Sudeep KC Patan Academy of Health Sciences, Lalitpur, Nepal
  • Roshani Pathak Om Hospital and Research Centre Pvt. Limited, Kathmandu, Nepal

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3126/njr.v14i1.64630

Keywords:

Lipoma, Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Neurilemmoma, Nerve Sheath Neoplasms

Abstract

Peripheral nerve sheath tumors are uncommon. Peripheral nerve tumors (PNTs) constitute less than 5% of all hand tumors. Schwannomas, also known as neurolemmas, are benign tumors of the peripheral nerve sheath arising from Schwann cells. The median nerve schwannomas account for 0.1-0.3% of all cases. Here is a case of a seventeen-year-old male who presented with a painless lump on the thenar aspect of the left hand simulating lipoma clinically. The patient underwent various imaging modalities including Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) which suggested a peripheral nerve sheath tumour most likely Schwannoma. The lesion was excised under the regional block and was confirmed as Schwannoma histologically.

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Author Biographies

Sudeep KC, Patan Academy of Health Sciences, Lalitpur, Nepal

Lecturer, Department of Radiology

Roshani Pathak, Om Hospital and Research Centre Pvt. Limited, Kathmandu, Nepal

Consultant Radiologist, Department of Radiology

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Published

2024-04-25

How to Cite

KC, S., & Pathak, R. (2024). An Unusual Presentation of Giant Schwannoma of Hand: A Case Report. Nepalese Journal of Radiology, 14(1), 37–40. https://doi.org/10.3126/njr.v14i1.64630

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