Published: 2019-06-29

Cervical intradural extramedullay vascular schwannoma in a thirty eight year old male

Shipra Singhal, Sufian Zaheer, Rashmi Arora


Schwannomas are benign peripheral nerve sheet tumours that may arise almost anywhere in the body but are commonly seen in the head, neck region and in the extremities. They may be associated with variable clinical presentations depending on their location. The peripheral nerves are closely related to vascular tissues morphologically and physiologically and therefore schwannomas may be associated with vascular changes like vascular hyperplasia and vascular dilation. Here authors represent one such case where a 38-year-old patient presented with a cervical swelling which on histopathology was diagnosed as vascular schwannoma.


Cervical swelling, Schwann cells, Soft tissue tumours, Vascular schwannoma

Full Text:



Wenig B. Atlas of head and neck pathology. Philadelphia: WB Saunders; 1993: 56-162.

Williams PL, Bannister LH, Berry MM. Grayʼs Anatomy. The Anatomical Basis of Medicine and Surgery.1995;38:398-9.

Sze G. Neoplastic disease of spinal cord. In: Atlas SW (ed), Magnetic Resonance Imaging of the Brain and Spine. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins; 2002: 1715 -1767.

Eichmann A, Noble FL, Autiero M, Carmeliet P. Guidance of vascular and neural network formation. Curr Opin Neurobiol. 2005;15:108-15.

Kim NR, Suh YL, Shin HJ. Thoracic pediatric intramedullary schwannoma: report of a case. Pediatr Neurosurg. 2009;45:396-401.

Klekamp J, Samii M. Surgical results for spinal meningiomas. Surg Neurol. 1999;52:552-62.