Schwannoma of the plantarmedial aspect of the foot: A case report.

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Summary of "Schwannoma of the plantarmedial aspect of the foot: A case report."

Schwannomas of the common medial plantar nerve branch are rare solitary nerve sheath tumors. Fewer than a dozen cases have since been described in the literature, most of which were initially misdiagnosed as ganglion cysts. The case of a 56-year-old male who developed a painful mass on the plantar medial hallux, misdiagnosed as a ganglion cyst, is presented. After surgical intervention and pathological analysis the patient was diagnosed as having a schwannoma. A schwannoma is a slowly growing neoplasm of Schwann cell origin. It is very rare for a schwannoma to transform into a malignant lesion and usually occurs in individuals between the ages for 20-50. Schwannomas usually have a predilection for the head and upper extremities and is very rare in the foot and ankle. The principal treatment of a schwannoma is surgical excision, which eliminates symptoms and can correctly diagnose the mass. Even though schwannomas of the foot have been reported in literature, this case demonstrates an abnormal location on a branch of the medial plantar nerve. Level of Clinical Evidence: Level 4 of Evidence.


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Name: Foot (Edinburgh, Scotland)
ISSN: 1532-2963
Pages: 85-87


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