Other tumors of bone

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

Revised: 17 October 2016, last major update June 2005

Copyright: (c) 2003-2016,, Inc.

PubMed search: schwannoma [title] bone

Cite this page: Schwannoma. website. Accessed October 27th, 2016.
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
Micro Description
  • Spindle cell lesions with palisading growth pattern
Micro Images
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Palisading growth and Verocay bodies

Thick walled blood vessels

Positive Stains
Additional References