Subfrontal schwannoma with ancient change: A case report

Takuro Hayashi, Mitsuhiro Hasegawa, Joji Inamasu, Takafumi Kaito, Masato Abe, Yuichi Hirose

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Abstract

A rare case of ancient schwannoma originating from subfrontal region is reported. A 39-year-old woman underwent a medical checkup of the brain and her magnetic resonance imaging revealed a well-circumscribed mass with cystic change in the left subfrontal region. H magnetic resonance spectroscopy, positron emission tomography, and perfusion computed tomography failed to reveal any malignant findings. Total removal of the tumor by subfrontal approach was performed. Pathologic evaluation revealed strongly suggestive findings of ancient schwannoma, a rare variant of schwannoma. Subfrontal schwannoma is uncommon; especially, that with ancient change is further rare, and, herein, its neuroradiologic and histologic features are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)216-221
Number of pages6
JournalNeurosurgery Quarterly
Volume23
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 01-08-2013

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Surgery
  • Clinical Neurology

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