Dermal schwannoma (Neurilemmoma): A peculiar foreign body reaction?

Hermann Kneitz*, Gerhard Weyandt, Christoph Meissner, Edith Gebhart, Eva B. Bröcker

*Corresponding author for this work
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Schwannoma is usually a subcutaneous benign neoplasm that derives from nerve sheath. Pain and neurologic symptoms are uncommon, and exclusively dermal tumors are very rare. Solitary schwannoma has a traumatic origin in some cases, and rarely occur as a part of neurofibromatosis or schwannomatosis. An association of deeply located schwannoma with foreign material has been reported in very few cases. To our knowledge, we present the first case of a painful dermal schwannoma in association to foreign material.

Original languageEnglish
JournalAmerican Journal of Dermatopathology
Issue number4
Pages (from-to)367-369
Number of pages3
Publication statusPublished - 01.06.2010


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