SCHWANNOMA OF THE MEDIAL PLANTER ASPECT OF THE FOOT: A CASE REPORT
Dr. Ramesh Kaundal, Dr. Sandeep Rajta, Dr. Seema and Dr. Mukesh Kumar*
A schwannoma, also known as a neurilemmoma, is a type of benign peripheral nerve sheath tumor. It is the most common benign peripheral nerve sheath tumor of the upper extremity.Schwannomas of the common medial plantar nerve branch are rare solitary nerve sheath tumors. Fewer than a dozen cases have since been described in the literature, most of which were initially misdiagnosed as ganglion cysts. The case of a 57-year-old female who developed a painful mass on the plantar medial side of left foot for last one year and was gradually increasing in size, is presented. FNAC report was descriptive. Surgical excision was done under local anaesthesia and detailed histopath report revealed Schwanoma. Schwannoma usually present ove head and upper extremity and rarely present over foot. It rarely has malignant transformation. Surgical excision is the treatment of choice and make patient symptom free and help in establishing the complete diagnoses.Even though schwannomas of the foot have been reported in literature, this case demonstrates an abnormal location on a branch of the medial plantar nerve.
Keywords: Medial plantar nerve; Peripheral nerve sheath tumor; Schwannoma.
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