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Intracerebral Schwannoma: A Case Report

Al Anazi, Abdulrahman H. MD*,†; El Sharkawy, Tarek MD*,†; Hendam, Ahmed T. MBBCh, MSc*,†

doi: 10.1097/WNQ.0000000000000066
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Intraparenchymal schwannomas are very rare tumors. We present a unique case of intracerebral schwannoma. We report a deep parietal peiventricular intraparenchymal schwannoma in a young adult patient with a history of slowly progressive hemiparesis. Magnetic resonance imaging scan revealed a round-shaped mass lesion in the right parietal periventricular area exhibiting low signal intensity in T1-weighted images and high signal intensity in T2-weighted images, and showed extensive perilesional edema. The lesion showed ring enhancement post gadolinium. It is important to recognize and distinguish a schwannoma from other more common brain tumors as the outcome is good and recurrence is rare.

Departments of *Neurosurgery

Histopathology, King Fahd Hospital, University of Dammam, Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia

The authors declare no conflict of interest.

Reprints: Abdulrahman H. Al Anazi, MD, Department of Neurosurgery, King Fahd Hospital, University of Dammam, P.O. Box 40010, Al Khobar 31952, Saudi Arabia (e-mails: aanazi@ud.edu.sa; neurosurgerykfhu@yahoo.com).

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