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Nerve Sheath Tumors
Esther H. Y. Hung, MBChB, FRCR, FHKCR, FHKAM (Radiology); James F. Griffith, MD, MRCP, FRCR
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KEY FACTS

  • Terminology

    • Imaging

      • Diagnostic Checklist

        TERMINOLOGY

        • Definitions

          • Tumor arising from peripheral nerve and histologically classified as schwannoma and neurofibroma
        • Associated Syndromes

          • Neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1), von Recklinghausen disease

        IMAGING

        • General Features

          • MR Findings

            • Ultrasonographic Findings

              • Imaging Recommendations

                DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS

                  PATHOLOGY

                  • General Features

                    • Staging, Grading, & Classification

                      • Gross Pathologic & Surgical Features

                        • Microscopic Features

                          CLINICAL ISSUES

                          • Presentation

                            • Demographics

                              • Treatment

                                DIAGNOSTIC CHECKLIST

                                • Consider

                                  Selected References

                                  1. James AW et al: Malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumor. Surg Oncol Clin N Am. 25(4):789-802, 2016
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                                  KEY FACTS

                                  • Terminology

                                    • Imaging

                                      • Diagnostic Checklist

                                        TERMINOLOGY

                                        • Definitions

                                          • Tumor arising from peripheral nerve and histologically classified as schwannoma and neurofibroma
                                        • Associated Syndromes

                                          • Neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1), von Recklinghausen disease

                                        IMAGING

                                        • General Features

                                          • MR Findings

                                            • Ultrasonographic Findings

                                              • Imaging Recommendations

                                                DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS

                                                  PATHOLOGY

                                                  • General Features

                                                    • Staging, Grading, & Classification

                                                      • Gross Pathologic & Surgical Features

                                                        • Microscopic Features

                                                          CLINICAL ISSUES

                                                          • Presentation

                                                            • Demographics

                                                              • Treatment

                                                                DIAGNOSTIC CHECKLIST

                                                                • Consider

                                                                  Selected References

                                                                  1. James AW et al: Malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumor. Surg Oncol Clin N Am. 25(4):789-802, 2016