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Plexiform schwannoma of the clitoris: Case report

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Chuang WY, Yeh CJ, Jung SM, Hsueh S. Plexiform schwannoma of the clitoris. Case report. APMIS 2007;115:889–90.

Only three cases of clitoral schwannoma have been reported in the English language literature, with none of them being a plexiform schwannoma. Here we report the first plexiform schwannoma of the clitoris. A 41-year-old woman without neurofibromatosis presented with a 2×2 cm, slowly growing, painless tumor of the clitoris. Simple excision of the tumor was performed, and pathological examination revealed a plexiform schwannoma. No evidence of recurrence was noted after 2 years of follow-up. Despite its rarity, a schwannoma should be included in the differential diagnosis of a clitoral enlargement or mass. Our case, despite its unique plexiform growth pattern, has clinical features similar to those of other reported cases of clitoral schwannoma.

Keywords: S-100 protein; Schwannoma; clitoris; immunohistochemistry; plexiform

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1600-0463.2007.apm_734.x

Affiliations: Department of Pathology, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Chang Gung University College of Medicine, Taoyuan, Taiwan

Publication date: July 1, 2007

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