What are the indications for resection of schwannomas?

Updated: Jan 30, 2020
  • Author: Ginard I Henry, MD; Chief Editor: Gregory Gary Caputy, MD, PhD, FICS  more...
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If the lesions cause significant compression on peripheral nerves, pain and motor dysfunction can result. These are indications for resection. Unlike neurofibromas, schwannomas are easily dissected from their associated nerves, given their encapsulated nature.


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