Nerve Sheath Tumors

  • Amgad S. Hanna


Most nerve sheath tumors are benign. They can be schwannomas or neurofibromas. They either occur sporadically or as part of neurofibromatosis (NF) I or II , or schwannomatosis . Malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumors (MPNST ) are rare but more common in NF I , especially in plexiform neurofibroma .


Nerve Sheath Tumor Entry Zone Tumor Capsule Safe Plane Oncological Resection 
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    Kim DH, Murovic JA, Tiel RL, Moes G, Kline DG (2005) A series of 397 peripheral nerve sheath tumors: 30-year experience at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center. J Neurosurg 102:246–255CrossRefPubMedGoogle Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Amgad S. Hanna
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  1. 1.Department of NeurosurgeryUniversity of WisconsinMadisonUSA

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