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.  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