Acute median nerve palsy due to hemorrhaged schwannoma: case report

Aydin, Mehmet Dumlu; Kotan, Dilcan; Keles, Muzaffer
January 2007
Journal of Brachial Plexus & Peripheral Nerve Injury;2007, Vol. 2, p19
Academic Journal
Schwannomas are common, benign nerve tumors originating from the sheath of peripheral nerves. In this article, a 54 year old woman suffered from sudden onset motor and sensory deficit at her first radial three fingers on her right hand. Radiological investigations were normal. Electromyography diagnosed a median nerve entrapment neuropathy and urgent surgery was performed. Interestingly, a hemorrhaged mass was detected in the median nevre at the proximal end of the carpal ligament and was resected totally. Histopathological diagnosis was Schwannoma. The patient maintained a healthy status for five years.


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