Doctor insights on: Schwannoma surgery risks
I'm 34 years old. I was diagnosed with nerve sheath tumour, probably schwannoma. Surgery was recommended. Should biopsy be done before thesurgery?
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 more
I have 1cm intradural extramedullary tumor at L4, likely schwannoma, . I feel cord area becomes inflamed periodically with more symptoms. Possible?
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?
Someone please help me in finding a neurologist who specializes in cases like mine schwannoma in sciatica nerve. 4yrs of pain, failed relief attempts.
See neurologist: You need to see a neurologist and if necessary go to a medical center for guidance. ...Read more
I had a 15cm X 8 cm schwannoma removed in october. The MRI showed something in its place today. Is it possible that the tumor regrown. Can it b cancer?
I did an MRI and the result is I have psoas schwannoma. Can you please tell me which doctor should I see? Thank you :)
See neurosurgeon: But don't necessarily invite them to do anything....unless your symptoms are so intensely painful or causing such debilitating weakness that you have no choice. Schwannomas can be a hassle and even scary depending on where you find them but if they are isolated or small they may be able to be left alone. Talk to your PMD first and see what they say. I would tread conservatively based on your info ...Read more
Schwannoma that is expanding my right neural exit foramen@c3c4 and is encasing the ipsilateral vertebral artery, what symptoms would I have?
Tinel sign (electric shock) on tapping lesion site again developed 2 months after excision of radial nerve schwannoma of arm, does this mean recurrence?
Any Treatment options suggested for a 20 year old (me) diagnosed at 17 yrs old with an appearing Schwannoma in my sciatic nerve. Seems to be inoperable?
Get Another Opinion: First, get a second opinion. Schwannomas are usually amenable to surgical correction, unless in your case there is an unusual circumstance. Quote: "Microsurgical excision is the treatment of choice. Schwannomas are removeable since they repulse fascicular groups without penetrating them thus allowing their enucleation while preserving nerve continuity." (www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/.) Don't give up. ...Read more
I am looking for a neurologist in Tennessee. I have been to Vanderbilt/Howell Allen Clinic/Mid state neurosurgery. Schwannoma in entirety of S1 root.
I see your 3rd post:
I referred your post to an HT neurologist, but your case needs a team of folks looking at your scans and planning a course of treatment.
Vandy is an excellent tertiary care system.
For benign cases see: https://www. Researchgate. Net/profile/Dirk_Strauss/publication/51541503_Management_of_benign_retroperitoneal_schwannomas_a_single-center_experience/links/0f31753248fdec5989000000.pdf ...Read more
Five weeks post laminectomy to remove schwannoma tumor at L4 and CSF leak, now better, what causes intense pressure headache when bending forward?
Your Neurosurgeon ca: Ask your neurosurgeon to help you and guide you further. Spinal fluid (CSF) leaks are known to cause Headaches because of spinal fluid pressure changes. If the CSF leak stops completely, it is likely that your headaches will stop. Drink extra fluids in the meantime. ...Read more