Benign Paravertebral Ancient Neurilemmoma in a Young Adult: A Rare Occurrence PD11-PD13
Dr. Narayanaswamy Chetty Y.V.,
Associate Professor, Department of General Surgery, M.S. Ramaiah Medical Teaching Hospital,
Mathikere, Bengaluru-560054, India.
Neurilemmoma is a benign neurogenic tumour arising from Schwann cells of the peripheral nerve sheath, which is commonly seen in women in the 5th decade. It rarely arises in the retroperitoneum, being more common in the head and neck region and extremities. Ancient variety of schwannoma is a long-standing tumour, is seen in the middle age and elderly age groups, and is associated with secondary degenerative changes. Herein, we report a case of benign retroperitoneal paravertebral ancient neurilemmoma occurring in a young male adult.