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Neurol India. 2004 Jun;52(2):248-50.

Intracranial subfrontal schwannoma treated with surgery and 3D conformal radiotherapy.

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Department of Radiation Oncology, Tata Memorial Hospital, Parel, Mumbai - 400 012, India.


Subfrontal schwannoma not arising from the cranial nerves are rare tumors. A 19-year-old man presented with a large subfrontal extra-axial enhancing mass with a preoperative diagnosis of skull base meningioma. A subtotal resection of the tumor mass was carried out. Microscopic examination revealed it to be a schwannoma. The residual tumor was treated with fractionated three-dimensional conformal radiotherapy (3D CRT). The rationale of treating with radiotherapy in such cases is analyzed.

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