Schwannoma of the medulla oblongata. Case report

J. Aryanpur, D. M. Long

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A case of intraparenchymal schwannoma of the medulla oblongata is presented. The radiographic and pathological characteristics of this rare tumor are discussed, and the world literature regarding intracerebral intraparenchymal schwannomas is reviewed. The current etiological theories of these intra-axial nerve-sheath tumors are reviewed. The importance of early identification and differentiation of these potentially curable tumors from malignant glial tumors is emphasized.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)446-449
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of neurosurgery
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jan 1 1988


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Clinical Neurology

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