What is schwannoma?
Also known as: Neurilemoma, neurinoma, benign Schwannoma, peripheral fibroblastoma
Schwannoma is most frequently a benign (non-spreading) tumor of both children and young adults that begins in the Schwann cells (the cells of the membrane that protects the nerves) of any peripheral nerve in the body; often in the nerves of the head, neck, arms or legs.
Reviewed by: Aaron Berger, MD
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