Child's Nervous System

, Volume 35, Issue 1, pp 47–52 | Cite as

Peripheral nerve injuries in the pediatric population: a review of the literature. Part III: peripheral nerve tumors in children

  • Javier Robla Costales
  • Mariano SocolovskyEmail author
  • Jaime A. Sánchez Lázaro
  • Rubén Álvarez García
  • David Robla Costales
Review Paper



Peripheral nerve tumors type, inciedence and treatment in the pediatric population should be analyzed.


We have performed an extense literature review of this subject.


incidence and distribution are similar to those observed in adults. The most common peripheral nerve tumors in children are neurofibromas and schwannomas. Malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumors are also observed, specially associated with genetic syndromes, like neurofibromatosis and Carney complex.


In this review, peripheral nerve tumors have been divided into three categories to aid with understanding: reactive and hyperplastic lesions, benign tumors, and malignant tumors. The most frequent lesions have been described.


Peripheral nerve tumors Pediatric population Neurofibromas Schwannomas 


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Conflict of interest

The authors declare no conflicts of interests.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Universidad de LeónLeónSpain
  2. 2.Peripheral Nerve & Brachial Plexus Surgery Program, Department of NeurosurgeryUniversity of Buenos Aires School of MedicineBuenos AiresArgentina
  3. 3.Department of Plastic SurgeryComplejo Asistencial Universitario de LeónLeónSpain

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