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Case Report

Year: 2018 | Month: September | Volume: 8 | Issue: 9 | Pages: 300-304

Palisaded Encapsulated Neuroma of Knee: A Rare Case

Dr. Neha Mukesh Goel

Assistant Professor, Department of Pathology, BKL Walawalkar Rural Medical College and Hospital, Taluka -Chiplun, Dist-Ratnagiri, Pincode-415606


Palisaded encapsulated neuroma also known as Solitary circumscribed neuroma is a benign cutaneous or mucosal neural tumor which, usually, presents as a solitary, firm, asymptomatic, papule or nodule. The lesions typically appear on the face; however, albeit rarely, they may also develop on the extremities, trunk, or genital region. It is essential for pathologists to be familiar with histopathology of this lesion since many lesions are probably diagnosed microscopically as neurofibroma, schwannoma or mucosal neuroma which may lead to unnecessary clinical concern or patient testing. Here, we report a case of palisaded encapsulated neuroma in knee, an unusual site. To the best of our knowledge, this is the second such case in the documented literature.

Key words: circumscribed, neuroma, neurofibroma, palisaded encapsulated neuroma, PEN

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