The American journal of surgical pathology vol:23 issue:7 pages:849-53
Sclerosing perineurioma is a recently described variant of perineurioma that characteristically occurs in the fingers and palms of young adults. We report a cutaneous sclerosing perineurioma with preservation of the axons and Schwann cells in the center of the whorls of perineurial cells, a feature that previously was reported to be typically absent in these lesions. Additionally, clonal chromosomal abnormalities of chromosome 10 and a cryptic deletion of the 5'BCR and NF2 loci on chromosome 22 were present. These findings further support the hypothesis that a gene on chromosome 22 may play a role in the pathogenesis of perineurioma. The NF2 gene is a logical candidate because of its involvement in other nerve sheath tumors.