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A giant solitary schwannoma of the arm mimicking cyst hydatid

  • Kadir ErtemEmail author
  • M. Tayfun Altinok
  • Hasan Gokce
  • Hale Kirimlioglu
Case Report

Abstract

We present a 77-year-old female with a size of 9.5×9×7 cm3 giant schwannoma of musculocutaneous nerve volarly located in midarm, which was misdiagnosed as cyst hydatid on ultrasonographic and magnetic resonance image examination. There was not any neurologic sequele after the operation. In case of the similarity of their clinical and radiological findings, schwannoma should be included in the differential diagnosis of hydatid cysts especially in endemic countries.

Keywords

Nerve tumor Schwannoma Ultrasound MRI 

Schwannome solitaire géant du bras

Résumé

Une patiente de 77 ans présentant un schwannome de 9.5×9×7 cm3 du nerf musculo-cutané au niveau du bras, avait sur l’IRM et à l’échographie un aspect de kyste hydatique. L’ablation chirurgicale n’a pas laissé de séquelles. En raison de similitudes à l’examen clinique et radiologique le schwannome doit être un diagnostic différentiel des kystes hydatiques particulièrement dans les régions d’endémie.

Mots clés

Tumeur nerveuse Schwannome échographie IRM 

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© Springer-Verlag 2005

Authors and Affiliations

  • Kadir Ertem
    • 1
    Email author
  • M. Tayfun Altinok
    • 2
  • Hasan Gokce
    • 3
  • Hale Kirimlioglu
    • 3
  1. 1.T. Ozal Medical Center, Department of Orthopaedic and TraumatologyInonu UniversityMalatyaTurkey
  2. 2.T. Ozal Medical Center, Department of RadiologyInonu UniversityMalatyaTurkey
  3. 3.T. Ozal Medical Center, Department of PathologyInonu UniversityMalatyaTurkey

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