A case of cellular schwannoma

Ji Yeon Byun, So Young Kim, Seong Hyun Kim, Hae Young Choi, Ki Bum Myung, You Won Choi

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Cellular schwannoma, a variant of schwannoma, is a rare, benign, nerve sheath tumor which presents as a slowly-growing tumor in the paravertebral region of the mediastinum and retroperitoneum in middle-aged adults. Cutaneous involvement is very rare. Histopathologically, the tumor is characterized by the presence of compact spindle cells arranged into fascicles, variable nuclear hyperchromasia and pleomorphism, lack of Verocay bodies and typical predominence of Antoni A areas. There may also be occasional increased mitoses and foci of necrosis. We report a case of cellular schwannoma involving subcutaneous tissue, which is a very rare location.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)465-467
Number of pages3
JournalKorean Journal of Dermatology
Issue number5
StatePublished - May 2007


  • Benign nerve sheath tumor
  • Cellular schwannoma


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