Asymptomatic ileal schwannoma presenting as a mesenteric tumour: Case report and review of literature

Shahzad Y. Khan, Khalid M. Bhatti, Sreedharan V. Koliyadan, Marwa Al Riyami

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A schwannoma is a benign tumour which arises from the schwann cells of the central or peripheral nervous system. Common sites include the head and limbs; it is rare that this tumour arises from the gastrointestinal tract's neural plexus. It is even rarer to find the ileum as the site of origin. We report a patient who presented with a central abdominal mass which was preoperatively diagnosed as a mesenteric tumour. However, immunohistochemistry of the surgically-removed specimen proved it to be a benign ileal schwannoma.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)330-333
Number of pages4
JournalSultan Qaboos University Medical Journal
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - May 2013



  • Abdomen
  • Abnormalities
  • Case report
  • Ileal neoplasms
  • Mesenteric cyst
  • Neurilemmoma
  • Oman
  • Schwann cells

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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