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Schwannoma


Other Names for this Disease

  • Cellular schwannoma (histologic variant)
  • Melanotic schwannoma (histologic variant)
  • Neurilemoma
  • Neurinoma
  • Plexiform schwannoma (histologic variant)
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Treatment

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How might schwannoma be treated?

The best treatment options for schwannoma depends on several factors, including the size and location of the tumor; whether the tumor is benign or malignant (cancerous); and the age and overall health of the affected person. For example, standard treatment for benign schwannomas is surgery to remove as much of the tumor as possible. People with malignant schwannomas may also be treated with radiation therapy and/or chemotherapy in addition to surgery.[1][2][3]
Last updated: 11/12/2014

References
  1. Schwannoma (Neurilemoma). Children's Hospital Boston. 2011; http://www.childrenshospital.org/az/Site1069/mainpageS1069P0.html. Accessed 7/4/2011.
  2. Schwannoma. Cancer Research UK. July 1, 2013; http://www.cancerresearchuk.org/about-cancer/cancers-in-general/cancer-questions/what-is-schwannoma.
  3. Ian D Dickey, MD, FRCSC. Neurilemmoma. Medscape. May 30, 2012; http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/1256405-overview#a0112. Accessed 11/11/2014.


Clinical Trials & Research for this Disease

  • ClinicalTrials.gov lists trials that are studying or have studied Schwannoma. Click on the link to go to ClinicalTrials.gov to read descriptions of these studies.
Other Names for this Disease
  • Cellular schwannoma (histologic variant)
  • Melanotic schwannoma (histologic variant)
  • Neurilemoma
  • Neurinoma
  • Plexiform schwannoma (histologic variant)
See Disclaimer regarding information on this site. Some links on this page may take you to organizations outside of the National Institutes of Health.