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Surgery: Case Report

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Deepak H1, Raadhika R2* and Sreeramulu PN2
1 Department of Plastic Surgery, Sri Devraj Urs Medical College, Kolar, Karnataka, India
2 Department of Surgery, Sri Devraj Urs Medical College, Kolar, Karnataka, India
*Correspondence: Dr. Raadhika R, Department of Surgery, Sri Devraj Urs Medical College, Kolar, Karnataka, India, Tel: 9036947250, Email: [email protected]

Received: 19-Jan-2019 Accepted Date: Feb 24, 2019; Published: 28-Feb-2019

Citation: Deepak H, Raadhika R, Sreeramulu PN. Giant median nerve schwannoma a one of its kind case in a rural tertiary care centre. Surg Case Rep. 2019;3(1):4-5

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Schwannomas are benign nerve sheath tumors commonly involvingperipheral nerves. A giant schwannoma of around 3 months duration,originating from the median nerve in the distal aspect and cubital region of left arm in a 45-year-old woman, is reported. There was history of tingling sensation in the forearm and hand. It was 9 cm in length and 7 cm in width.No neurological deficits were noted on examination. Surgical removal was performed under 4.0X Loupe magnification by separating the nerve fascicles from the tumor. Histological examination revealed cellular schwannoma. Post-enucleation patient improved symptomatically with no neurological deficits or paraesthesia. Although similar cases have been reported in the past, such a case is a first-time occurrence in a rural set-up as ours.

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