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Year: 2017 | Month: December | Volume: 7 | Issue: 12 | Pages: 319-321

Tibial Nerve Schwannoma Presenting as Lower Limb Radiculopathy-A Case Report

Dr.Praful Maste1, Dr.Ravi Ichalakaranji2

1Professor, 2Resident, Dept of Neurosurgery, KLE’s J N Medical College, Belgaum

Corresponding Author: Dr.Praful Maste


Schwannomas are rare, slow-growing, benign tumours arising from Schwann cells. Less than 1% of schwannomas become malignant. Schwannomas most commonly occur in the head and neck involving the brachial plexus and spinal nerves. The upper and lower limbs are affected less often. [1] Here we report a case of a 52 yrs old female patient came with the c/o radiating pain with tingling, numbness in left lower limb which was undiagnosed for almost 8 years.MRI plain and contrast study of left lower limb revealed peripheral nerve schwannoma of tibial nerve in lower 1/3rd of leg. Surgical excision was done for the same with total resolution of symptoms.

Key words: Tibial nerve, schwannoma, radiculopathy, MRI lower limb/spine, neurofibroma

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