Ancient schwannoma of the orbit

Sang In Khwarg, Mark J. Lucarelli, Bradley N. Lemke, Morton E. Smith, Daniel M. Albert

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The ancient schwannoma is a rare variant of a neurilemoma with a course typical of a slow-growing benign neoplasm. Histologically, it can be confused with a malignant mesenchymal tumor because of increased cellularity, nuclear pleomorphism, and hyperchromatism. Despite the degree of nuclear atypia, mitotic figures are absent. We describe the clinical and histopathologic features of an ancient schwannoma of the orbit.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)262-264
Number of pages3
JournalArchives of ophthalmology
Issue number2
StatePublished - Feb 1999
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology


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