Infantile cellular schwannoma developing on the skin with atypical clinical features

Taku Fujimura, Hachiro Tagami, Setsuya Aiba

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Abstract

Cellular schwannoma (CS) is a variety of schwannoma with a predominantly cellular growth, normally developing in middle-aged patients. In this report, we describe a 15-month-old infant with primary cutaneous CS on the knee. Because of its histologically malignant features, CS is sometimes overdiagnosed as a malignant nerve tumor. Therefore, awareness of this variant of schwannoma is important for dermatologists to avoid needless treatments for patients with CS.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)185-188
Number of pages4
JournalCase Reports in Dermatology
Volume6
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014 May 22

Keywords

  • Cellular atypia
  • Cellular schwannoma
  • Low-grade malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumor

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dermatology

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