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Depends on exact loc: The surgery required to remove this tumor depends on the exact location of the tumor. It may be within the spinal canal, requiring a laminectomy, or along the nerve root, requiring a combination of a laminectomy and dissection of the tumor lateral to the spine. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
They are diff.tumors: Schwannoma - a neoplasm originating from schwann cells (of the myelin sheath) of peripheral or sympathetic neurons, or from various cranial nerves, particularly the eighth cranial nerve; schwannomas include neurofibromas and neurilemomas. A meningioma is a tumor that arises from the meninges — the membranes that surround your brain. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have 1cm intradural extramedullary tumor at L4, likely schwannoma,. I feel cord area becomes inflamed periodically with more symptoms. Possible?
Rare: These are not that common and can be considered rare. The cause of schwannomas is unknown, but they sometimes occur in individuals with certain disorders such as some types of neurofibromatosis. Treatment may include surgery, radiotherapy and/or chemotherapy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Im 34 years old. I was diagnosed with nerve sheath tumour, probably schwannoma. Surgery was recommended. Should biopsy be done before thesurgery?
I recently had a schwannoma removed from the median nerve in my hand. Because I had one, does that mean I am at risk for more?
Solitary Tumors: Most schwannomas are solitary tumors and it is unlikely that there will be additional tumors unless you have a hereditary variety. In cases such as neurofibromatosis, multilple tumors are present but relativley few are symptomatic even though many may be cosmetically visible. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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