Turkish Neurosurgery 2014 , Vol 24 , Num 1
Sciatic Nerve Schwannoma: Case Report
Umit EROGLU1, Melih BOZKURT1, Ozgur OZATES1, Seda AKTURK2, Hakan TUNA1
1Ankara University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Neurosurgery, Ankara, Turkey
2Ankara University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Pathology, Ankara, Turkey
DOI : 10.5137/1019-5149.JTN.7915-13.0 Schwannomas are common, truly encapsulated and benign peripheral nerve sheath tumors. Their occurrence in extracranial locations is rare. Schwannomas most commonly occur in adults between 20 and 50 years of age. Their symptomatology usually mimics sciatic pain due to herniated disc. The most common clinical presentation of sciatic nerve schwannoma is a painful palpable mass. A 40-year-old woman was admitted to our neurosurgery department with a slow-growing mass at the medial right posterior thigh. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) showed a mass involving the right sciatic nerve in its middle portion. No neurological deficit was noted postoperatively. The result of the histopathological examination was reported as schwannoma. We report a case of large sciatic schwannoma with chronic sciatica. Keywords : Peripheral nerve, Sciatic schwannoma, Sciatic nerve
Corresponding author : Umit Eroglu, umitkovikeroglu@hotmail.com