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Doctor insights on: Symptoms Of Schwannomas

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What are the symptoms of a c3c4 schwannoma?

What are the symptoms of a c3c4 schwannoma?

Depends: This depends on where exactly its located (central vs foramenal), and how big it is. Some present with no symptoms, others can have neck pain, still others can have weakness, imbalance, sensory problems and more (myelopathy). Hope this helps. ...Read more

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I have 1cm intradural extramedullary tumor at L4, likely schwannoma,. I feel cord area becomes inflamed periodically with more symptoms. Possible?

I have 1cm intradural extramedullary tumor at L4,  likely schwannoma,.  I feel  cord area becomes inflamed periodically with more symptoms.  Possible?

Spinal tumor surgery: I would suggest you should have the tumor resected and not ignore it as tumors can turn malignant. Symptoms nay be aggravated by excessive movement and exercise and irritation of nerve root. make an apt. for virtual consult and will discuss further. ...Read more

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Schwannoma that is expanding my right neural exit foramen@c3c4 and is encasing the ipsilateral vertebral artery, what symptoms would i have?

Schwannoma that is expanding my right neural exit foramen@c3c4 and is encasing the ipsilateral vertebral artery, what symptoms would i have?

Slow....: Because these benign tumors grow so slowly, you may have no symptoms if the tumor slowly sqeeuzes the vertebral artery off. There is the possibility of pain in the c4 root. A stroke is not impossible. ...Read more

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What is schwannoma?

What is schwannoma?

Usually benign tumor: It is usually a benign tumor of the coverings of a nerve and occurs in nerves of your peripheral nervous system including cranial nerves. ...Read more

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What is a spinal schwannoma?

What is a spinal schwannoma?

Tumor: These are typically benign tumors arising from some of the supportive cells lining the nerve cell sheaths. ...Read more

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What the difference between schwannoma and meningioma?

What the difference between schwannoma and meningioma?

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

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Do surgeons use a gamma knife to treat benign schwannoma?

Do surgeons use a gamma knife to treat benign schwannoma?

Neurosurgeons: Together with radiation oncologists treat many benign central nervous system conditions, including schwannoma with stereotactic radiotherapy, and gamma knife is one means of doing this, . ...Read more

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What surgery is required to remove a neurogenic schwannoma tumor from the spine?

What surgery is required to remove a neurogenic schwannoma tumor from the spine?

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 more

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Are intrathecal schwannoma tumors common and what type of treatment is typically recommended?

Are intrathecal schwannoma tumors common and what type of treatment is typically recommended?

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 more

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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 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?

Interpretation: The MRI may be detecting localized scar tissue or some residual Schwannoma, and there is no reason to suspect a new problem such as "cancer". However, you will gain far more information from the radiologist and your surgeon. Ask questions today. ...Read more

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I did an MRI and the result is I have psoas schwannoma. Can you please tell me which doctor should I see? Thank you :)

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

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Tinel sign(electric shock) on tapping lesion site again developed 2 months after excision of radial nerve schwannoma of arm, does this mean recurrence?

Tinel sign(electric shock) on tapping lesion site again developed 2 months after excision of radial nerve schwannoma of arm, does this mean recurrence?

Not at all: Tinel's sign is indicative of chronicity, and typically is present due to nerve re-innervation and peripheral sprouting, a sign of partial recovery. Hopefully the Schwannoma has been fully excised. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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 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

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Five weeks post laminectomy to remove schwannoma tumor at L4 and CSF leak, now better, what causes intense pressure headache when bending forward?

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

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Can sarcoidosis look like possible vestibular schwannoma on mri? Have spinal marrow lesions. Wondering does internal auditory canal MRI use contrast?

Can sarcoidosis look like possible vestibular schwannoma on mri? Have spinal marrow lesions. Wondering does internal auditory canal MRI use contrast?

Sarcoid is a mimic: It would have to be in the correct location, but neurosarcoid could have a similar appearance (soft tissue that enhances). Internal auditory canal MRI is performed without and with contrast. Please keep seeing your doctors and complete the workup. ...Read more

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Mri showed ? Vestibular schwannoma. Increasing migraines, dizzy no hearing loss. Can that cause pain behind eyes? Ophthalmologist can't find cause.

Mri showed ? Vestibular schwannoma. Increasing migraines, dizzy no hearing loss. Can that cause  pain behind eyes? Ophthalmologist can't find cause.

Schwannoma: Vestibular schwannoma due to their location normally do not cause pain behind the eyes, they can cause hearing loss and dizziness b but not the pain you are describing. ...Read more

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