Disease Information for Schwannoma

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Clinical Manifestations
Disease Progression
Course/Chronic disorder
Course/Chronic only
Demographics & Risk Factors
Family History
Family history/Neurofibromatosis
Diagnostic Test Results
X-RAY
Xray/Chest abnormal
Xray/Chest/Lung fields/Abnormal
Xray/Pleural/lung lesion/peripheral/Chest
Associated Diseases & Rule outs
Rule Outs
Meningioma
Disease Mechanism & Classification
Class
CLASS/Neurologic (category)
Pathophysiology
Pathophysiology/Gene locus 22q12
Pathophysiology/Gene locus chromosome 22
Pathophysiology/Gene locus Chromosome 22q
Pathophysiology/Radioresistant malignancy/relative
Pathophysiology/Extramedullary Spinal Tumor
Pathophysiology/Subdural Spinal Mass
Process
PROCESS/Neoplastic (category)
Treatment
Other Treatments
TX/Genetic counselling
Definition

A neoplasm that arises from SCHWANN CELLS of the cranial, peripheral, and autonomic nerves; Clinically, these tumors may present as a cranial neuropathy, abdominal or soft tissue mass, intracranial lesion, or with spinal cord compression; Histologically, these tumors are encapsulated, highly vascular, and composed of a homogenous pattern of biphasic fusiform-shaped cells that may have a palisaded appearance---(From DeVita Jr et al, Cancer: Principles and Practice of Oncology, 5th ed, pp964-5)-----

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