Painful motor nerve schwannomas

Document Type : Original Articles


1 neurosurgery department, alexandria university, alexandria, egypt

2 Neurosurgery Department, Faculty of Medicine, Alexandria University, Alexandria, Egypt


Painful motor nerve schwannomas
Amr Madkour, Abdelrahman habashy, Osama Deif
• Background
Schwannomas are benign peripheral nerve sheath tumors which grow slowly and are considered common peripheral nerve tumors. The presentation varies between painful masses, sensory complaints or rarely motor deficits.They are commonly capsulated and can be diagnosed clinically and using imaging studies as ultrasonography and Magnetic resonance imaging. Surgery is the mainstay for treatment.
Evaluate the results of surgical resection of motor nerve schwannomas, surgical technique and outcome.
• Patients and Methods
• In our study, we had 10 cases of painful schwannomas of the limbs presented to our instistute in Alexandria main university hospital and affiliated hospitals.
• Results
All our patients had resolution of their symptoms following surgery with no permanent deficits and no postoperative recurrences.
• Conclusion
Surgical resection is a safe and effective tool for managing patients harbouring peripheral nerves schwannomas with good postoperative outcomes.