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Vol 16, No 2 (2014)
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Giant sciatic nerve Schwannoma — case report

Konrad Wroński, Leszek Frąckowiak, Mariusz Koda
Chirurgia Polska 2014;16(2):91-93.


The sciatic nerve is the largest and the longest nerve in the human body. Most Schwannomas (neurilemmomas, neurinomas) are benign neurogenic tumors arising from Schwann cells. These tumors have propensity for the cranial nerves, the extremities and the posterior mediastinum. Schwannomas are observed in any age group and there is no sex predilection. Schwannomas in sciatic nerve are extremely rare, with frequency less than 1%. The authors of this article presented the case of a 48-year-old white woman who was admitted to the hospital because of giant sciatic nerve Schwannoma. The patient was suffering from pain in the thigh for two years. She underwent surgical operation and left the ward on the 4th day after the surgery. After the operation, the disease symptoms were alleviated. The author performed a literature review on sciatic nerve Schwannoma.

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