Journal of Cancer Research and Therapeutics

CORRESPONDENCE
Year
: 2014  |  Volume : 10  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 368--370

Retroperitoneal ancient schwannoma: Two cases and review of literature


Ranganath Ratnagiri1, Sai Mallikarjun2 
1 Department of Surgical Oncology, Yashoda Cancer Institute, Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India
2 Department of Pathology, Yashoda Hospitals, Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India

Correspondence Address:
Ranganath Ratnagiri
Division of Surgical Oncology, Yashoda Cancer Institute, Raj Bhavan Road, Somajiguda - 500 082, Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh
India

Ancient Schwannomas are rare variants of tumors which arise from the peri-neural Schwann cells. These tumors are termed «DQ»ancient«DQ» because of the degenerative features acquired with increasing age in these tumors. They are benign, slow growing and usually detected only incidentally or due to local symptoms. Some tumors may demonstrate nuclear atypia, and may be mistakenly termed malignant. Malignant change is usually associated with von Recklinghausen«SQ»s syndrome in 5% to 18% of cases. Retroperitoneal schwannomas account for only 0.5% to 5% of all cases and are extremely uncommon. They are well encapsulated and recurrences following complete surgical excision are uncommon.


How to cite this article:
Ratnagiri R, Mallikarjun S. Retroperitoneal ancient schwannoma: Two cases and review of literature.J Can Res Ther 2014;10:368-370


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Ratnagiri R, Mallikarjun S. Retroperitoneal ancient schwannoma: Two cases and review of literature. J Can Res Ther [serial online] 2014 [cited 2021 Jan 26 ];10:368-370
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