Sonographic findings in solitary schwannoma of the breast

Kyung Soo Cho, Hye Young Choi, Sun Wha Lee, Sun Hee Sung

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Solitary schwannoma is a benign neoplasm of Schwann cell origin, most frequently occurring in the extremities and the trunk and head regions. The breast is a very unusual site for this tumor. We report a case of benign schwannoma of the breast in a 76-year-old woman. The palpable mass was localized in the lower outer quadrant of the right breast. This intramammary schwannoma appeared sonographically as a well-circumscribed, hypoechoic, slightly inhomogeneous solid mass. Microscopically, it had a pattern similar to that of schwannoma at other sites.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)99-101
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Clinical Ultrasound
Issue number2
StatePublished - 2001


  • Breast
  • Mammography
  • Neoplasm
  • Schwannoma
  • Ultrasonography


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