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Asymptomatic Ileal Schwannoma presenting as a Mesenteric Tumour; Case report and review of literature

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Author(s): Shahzad Y. Khan | Khalid M. Bhatti | Sreedharan V. Koliyadan | Marwa Al Riyami

Journal: Sultan Qaboos University Medical Journal : SQUMJ
ISSN 2075-051X

Volume: 13;
Issue: 2;
Start page: 330;
Date: 2013;
Original page

Keywords: Schwann Cells | abnormalities | Neurilemmoma | Mesenteric Cyst | Ileal Neoplasms | Abdomen | Case Report | Oman

ABSTRACT
A schwannoma is a benign tumour which arises from the schwann cells of the central or peripheral nervous system. Common sites include the head and limbs; it is rare that this tumour arises from the gastrointestinal tract’s neural plexus. It is even rarer to find the ileum as the site of origin. We report a patient who presented with a central abdominal mass which was preoperatively diagnosed as a mesenteric tumour. However, immunohistochemistry of the surgically-removed specimen proved it to be a benign ileal schwannoma.
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