Schwannoma of the breast

S. Humayun Gultekin, Hiram S. Cody, Syed A. Hoda

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Schwannoma arising within breast parenchyma is rare. We report such a case in a 50-year-old woman. The tumor, which measured 7 mm, is the smallest and the only mammographically detected schwannoma of the breast thus far reported. Clinicians should be aware that this benign tumor of breast may simulate a malignant neoplasm clinically as well as mammographically. A review of the international literature yielded 15 proven cases of mammary schwannoma. Recurrence after surgical excision has not been reported.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)238-239
Number of pages2
JournalSouthern medical journal
Issue number2
StatePublished - Feb 1996
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine


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