Other tumors of bone

Author: Nat Pernick, M.D. (see Authors page)

Revised: 16 August 2018, last major update June 2005

Copyright: (c) 2003-2018,, Inc.

PubMed search: schwannoma [title] bone

Cite this page: Pernick, N. Schwannoma. website. Accessed December 15th, 2018.
Definition / general
  • Also called neurilemoma
  • Very rare as primary tumor of bone, < 100 cases reported
  • Often mandible
  • Sacral masses may be huge and simulate malignancy
Radiology description
  • Extremely well circumscribed
  • Conservative excision, good prognosis
Microscopic (histologic) description
  • Spindle cell lesions with palisading growth pattern
Microscopic (histologic) images

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Palisading growth and Verocay bodies

Thick walled blood vessels

Positive stains
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