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PICTORIAL ESSAY
Year : 2017  |  Volume : 7  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 38

Magnetic Resonance Imaging Appearance of Schwannomas from Head to Toe: A Pictorial Review


1 Department of Radiology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota, USA
2 South West Radiology, Liverpool, NSW, Australia
3 Department of Radiology, St. Vincent's Hospital, Sydney, Australia
4 Department of Diagnostic Imaging, National University Hospital, NUHS, Singapore

Correspondence Address:
Jamie Crist
200 1st St. Sw, Rochester, MN 55905
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/jcis.JCIS_40_17

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Schwannomas are benign soft-tissue tumors that arise from peripheral nerve sheaths throughout the body and are commonly encountered in patients with neurofibromatosis Type 2. The vast majority of schwannomas are benign, with rare cases of malignant transformation reported. In this pictorial review, we discuss the magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) appearance of schwannomas by demonstrating a collection of tumors from different parts of the body that exhibit similar MRI characteristics. We review strategies to distinguish schwannomas from malignant soft-tissue tumors while exploring the anatomic and histologic origins of these tumors to discuss how this correlates with their imaging findings. Familiarity with the MRI appearance of schwannomas can help aid in the differential diagnosis of soft-tissue masses, especially in unexpected locations.


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