Acta Scientific Orthopaedics (ISSN: 2581-8635)

Case Report Volume 3 Issue 7

Popliteal Schwannoma Simulating Vascular Tumor: An Uncommon Case

Daoudi Samih, Affes Hassene*,Bouaziz Anis, Kamoun Khaled Anis and Jenzri Mourad

Orthopaedic Surgery Department, Mohamed Kassab Institute of Orthopaedics, Medicine School of Tunis - Tunis El Manar University, Tunisia

*Corresponding Author: AFFES Hassene, Orthopaedic Surgery Department, Mohamed Kassab Institute of Orthopaedics, Medicine School of Tunis - Tunis El Manar University, Tunisia.

Received: May 30, 2020; Published: June 26, 2020



Schwannomas are benign tumors arising from the Schwann cells on the peripheral nerve sheath. This tumor affects specially adults between 20 and 50 years-old. Malignant transformation is rare and uncommon. The most common clinical presentation of sciatic nerve schwannoma is a painful palpable mass with paresthesia. We present the case of a 57 years old man with a schwannoma of the sciatic nerve. The imaging findings were suggestive of the diagnosis. The tumor was excised without neural damage and no neurological deficit was noted postoperatively.

Keywords: Peripheral Nerve Sheath Tumor; Schwannoma; Sciatic Nerve; Benign Tumor; Surgery



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Citation: Affes Hassene., et al. “Popliteal Schwannoma Simulating Vascular Tumor: An Uncommon Case". Acta Scientific Orthopaedics 3.6 (2020): 23-26.


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