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What is the definition of Schwannoma?
A Schwannoma is a tumor of the peripheral nervous system or nerve root. A Schwannoma develops from cells called Schwann cells, a type of cell that wraps itself around peripheral nerves and provides protection and support. Schwannomas are almost always benign (not cancerous), but rarely, may become cancerous (a malignant Schwannoma). Symptoms of a Schwannoma may be vague and will vary depending on its location and size, but may include a lump or bump that can be seen or felt, pain, muscle weakness, tingling, numbness, hearing problems, and/or facial paralysis. Sometimes Schwannomas do not cause any symptoms. Schwannomas usually develop in otherwise healthy people for unknown reasons. In some cases, a Schwannoma is caused by a genetic disorder such as neurofibromatosis 2 (NF2), Schwannomatosis, or Carney complex. People with these genetic disorders usually have more than one Schwannoma. Schwannomas may be diagnosed using imaging studies. A biopsy may confirm the diagnosis.
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What are the alternative names for Schwannoma?
  • Schwannoma
  • Benign schwannoma
  • Neurilemmoma
  • Neurilemoma
  • Neurolemmoma
  • Peripheral fibroblastoma
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What are the latest Schwannoma Clinical Trials?
Phase I Study of B7H3 CAR T Cell Immunotherapy for Recurrent/Refractory Solid Tumors in Children and Young Adults
Summary: This is a phase I, open-label, non-randomized study that will enroll pediatric and young adult research participants with relapsed or refractory non-CNS solid tumors to evaluate the safety, feasibility, and efficacy of administering T cell products derived from the research participant's blood that have been genetically modified to express a B7H3-specific receptor (chimeric antigen receptor, or CA...
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Clinical Investigation to Evaluate the CONVIVO System for Discrimination of Normal From Abnormal Tissue During Brain Tumor Resection
Summary: The primary objective of this study is to evaluate the diagnostic performance of the CONVIVO confocal endomicroscope in discriminating between normal and abnormal tissue in vivo during brain tumor surgery. The interpretation of intraoperative images obtained in situ will be tested against conventional histologic evaluation of targeted biopsies from imaged tissue. The study team hypothesize that th...
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Published Date: May 02, 2022
Published By: Genetic and Rare Diseases Informnation Center

What are the Latest Advances for Schwannoma?
Laparoscopic partial cystectomy through extraperitoneal space for primary bladder schwannoma.
Summary: Laparoscopic partial cystectomy through extraperitoneal space for primary bladder schwannoma.
Cochlear Implantation for Patients with a Vestibular Schwannoma: Effect on Tinnitus Handicap.
Summary: Cochlear Implantation for Patients with a Vestibular Schwannoma: Effect on Tinnitus Handicap.
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Surgical Management of Craniovertebral Junction Schwannomas: A Systematic Review.
Summary: Surgical Management of Craniovertebral Junction Schwannomas: A Systematic Review.