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Schwannomatosis


Other Names for this Disease

  • Congenital cutaneous neurilemmomatosis
  • Neurilemmomatosis congenital cutaneous
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Treatment

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How might schwannomatosis be treated?

There is currently no accepted medical treatment or drug for schwannomatosis, but surgical management can sometimes be effective. Medication treatment with gabapentin or pregabalin and use of short acting opioids and/or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatories for pain can be successful for many patients. Pain usually improves when tumors are removed completely, although the pain may recur should new tumors form. Finally, surgery may put patients at risk of further neurologic problems. Therefore, surgical removal of schwannomas in patients with schwannomatosis is generally a last resort and is highly individualized and dependent on the size, location and complexity of tumors. 
Last updated: 3/14/2014

References
  1. Yohay K, Bergner A.. Schwannomatosis. UpToDate. March 3, 2014; http://www.uptodate.com/contents/schwannomatosis. Accessed 3/14/2014.


Clinical Trials & Research for this Disease

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Other Names for this Disease
  • Congenital cutaneous neurilemmomatosis
  • Neurilemmomatosis congenital cutaneous
See Disclaimer regarding information on this site. Some links on this page may take you to organizations outside of the National Institutes of Health.