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Schwannoma: Introduction

Schwannoma: Schwannomas are benign tumors that begin in Schwann cells, which produce the myelin that protects the ... more about Schwannoma.

Schwannoma: Solid, benign tumour derived from Schwann cells. Primarily found in the cerebellopontine angle. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Schwannoma is available below.

Symptoms of Schwannoma

Treatments for Schwannoma

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Schwannoma: Deaths

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Schwannoma: Complications

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Causes of Schwannoma

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Disease Topics Related To Schwannoma

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Schwannoma: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Misdiagnosis and Schwannoma

Undiagnosed stroke leads to misdiagnosed aphasia: BBC News UK reported on a man who had been institutionalized and treated for mental illness because he suffered from sudden inability to speak. This was initially more »

Dementia may be a drug interaction: A common scenario in aged care is for a patient to show mental decline to dementia. Whereas this can, of course, occur due to various medical conditions, such as a stroke or Alzheimer's disease, more »

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Mild traumatic brain injury often remains undiagnosed: Although the symptoms of severe brain injury are hard to miss, it is less clear for milder injuries, or even those causing a mild more »

MTBI misdiagnosed as balance problem: When a person has symptoms such as vertigo or dizziness, a diagnosis of brain injury may go overlooked. This is particularly true of mild traumatic brain injury (MTBI), for more »

Brain pressure condition often misdiagnosed as dementia: A condition that results from an excessive pressure of CSF within the brain is often misdiagnosed. It may be more »

Post-concussive brain injury often misdiagnosed: A study found that soldiers who had suffered a concussive injury in battle often were misdiagnosed on their return. A more »

Children with migraine often misdiagnosed: A migraine often fails to be correctly diagnosed in pediatric patients. These patients are not the typical migraine sufferers, but migraines can also occur in children. See more »

Vitamin B12 deficiency under-diagnosed: The condition of Vitamin B12 deficiency is a possible misdiagnosis of various conditions, such as multiple sclerosis (see symptoms of multiple sclerosis). See more »

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Schwannoma: Rare Types

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Article Excerpts about Schwannoma

Schwannomas are benign tumors that begin in Schwann cells, which produce the myelin that protects the acoustic nerve -- the nerve of hearing. Acoustic neuromas are a type of schwannoma. They occur mainly in adults. These tumors affect women twice as often as men. (Source: excerpt from What You Need To Know About Brain Tumors: NCI)

Definitions of Schwannoma:

A tumor of the peripheral nervous system composed of neoplastic Schwann cells. The vast majority of Schwannomas follow a benign clinical course. Only rare cases associated with a malignant clinical course have been reported. -- 2004 - (Source - Diseases Database)


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