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Cirugía Plástica Ibero-Latinoamericana

On-line version ISSN 1989-2055Print version ISSN 0376-7892

Abstract

GALAN-SUAREZ, Ricardo M.; PEREZ-FRANCO, Paula A.  and  ORTEGA-TREJOS, Sandra. V.. Median nerve schwannoma: diagnostic and therapeutic approach, about a case. Cir. plást. iberolatinoam. [online]. 2017, vol.43, n.4, pp.419-424. ISSN 1989-2055.  http://dx.doi.org/10.4321/s0376-78922017000500013.

Schwannomas or neurilemomas are the most common bening tumours in peripheral nerves, representing 5% of all tumours of the upper extremity. Median nerve schwannomas represent an incidence between 0.1 - 0.2% of all hand tumours.

We present a male patient case with schwannoma of the median nerve with neurological involvement associated to a progressive mass growth at the level of the right carpal tunnel; we show the process of clinical, radiological diagnosis and the surgical treatment established to perform complete resection and functional preservation, with a definitive anatomopathological diagnosis for median nerve schwannoma.

Taking into account the infrequent nature of this pathology, we carry out a literature review.

Keywords : Schwannoma; Peripheral nerve tumor; Hand; Median nerve.

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