A rare case of aggressive melanotic schwannoma occurred in spinal nerve of a 59-year-old Male

Sung eun Choi, Yoon Jin Cha, Jisup Kim, Hyunseo Cha, Jayeong Seo, Sung Uk Kuh, Sung Jun Kim, Se Hoon Kim

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Abstract

Melanotic schwannoma (MS) is a rare variant of nerve sheath neoplasm that shows ultrastructural and immunophenotypical features of Schwann cells but also has cytoplasmic melanosomes and is reactive for melanocytic markers as well. Unlike conventional schwannoma, which is totally benign, MS has an unpredictable prognosis and is thought to have low-malignant potential. Herein, we present a rare case of recurrent MS in lumbar spine of a 59-year-old male

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)505-508
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Pathology and Translational Medicine
Volume51
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017 Jan 1

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine
  • Histology

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