Title: Giant schwannoma of the lower leg
Authors: Maleux, Geert ×
Brys, P
Samson, Ignace
Sciot, Raphael
Baert, A L #
Issue Date: Jan-1997
Publisher: Springer International
Series Title: European Radiology vol:7 issue:7 pages:1031-1034
Abstract: Schwannomas are relatively common, benign, peripheral nerve sheath tumours. They usually range in size from 2 to 20 cm, but when localised in the lower legs the maximum length is less than 10 cm. The case reported here was a giant fusiform schwannoma of the left fibular nerve with a length of 25.5 cm. In contrast to the usual findings of giant schwannomas, no cystic, haemorrhagic or necrotic changes could be found by ultrasonography, computed tomography or magnetic resonance imaging. The combination of tumour size, location and radiological presentation is very unusual and, to our knowledge, has never been reported before in the literature.
ISSN: 0938-7994
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Translational Cell & Tissue Research
Orthopaedics Section (-)
× corresponding author
# (joint) last author

Files in This Item:

There are no files associated with this item.

Request a copy


All items in Lirias are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved.

© Web of science