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Neurosurgery. 2007 Aug;61(2):E421-2; discussion E422.

A true malignant schwannoma of the eighth cranial nerve: case report.

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Division of Neurological Surgery, Barrow Neurological Institute, St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center, Phoenix, Arizona 85013, USA.

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

The clinical presentation, pathology, treatment, and outcome of a 43-year-old woman with a malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumor arising from a benign schwannoma of the eighth cranial nerve are presented.

CLINICAL PRESENTATION:

Initially, the tumor was debulked. After finding malignant areas within the benign tumor, it was considered to be a malignant transformation of a previously benign tumor.

INTERVENTION:

Aggressive total resection was obtained during a second-stage procedure. Postoperatively, the tumor bed was radiated for palliation.

CONCLUSION:

Despite surgery, radiation, and chemotherapy, the patient died rapidly as a result of disseminated metastatic disease.

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