Giant Schwannoma In The Pelvic Retroperitoneum 1210-1214
Dr.Leo Francis Tauro,Departmentof General Surgery,Fr. Muller Medical College Hospital,Kankanady,Mangaloreâ€“575002 (D.K.),Karnataka.(India)Ph.No:Hosp:(0824)2436301,Res(0824)-2224911 E-Mail: email@example.com
Schwannoma (neurilemmoma) is a peripheral nerve sheath tumour and commonly occurs on the head, neck and trunk. Giant schwannoma is rarely located on the retro peritoneum and the pelvic cavity. The majority of symptoms caused by the tumour are due to its mass effect. Surgical resection is enough to treat the tumour. Schwannoma is usually a benign tumour. Its malignant transformation is usually very rare. We report a 60 year male patient with giant pelvic schwannoma which presented with urinary symptoms.