Orbital schwannoma and neurofibroma: Role of imaging

Rashmi Kapur, Mahmood F. Mafee, Reema Lamba, Deepak P. Edward

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Schwannomas are well-circumscribed ovoid masses that most commonly present in the superior orbit. Although it may be difficult to differentiate these benign masses from other orbital tumors on radiologic imaging, the CT and, in particular, the MR imaging characteristics can sometimes point to the diagnosis of a nerve sheath tumor (Figs. 7, 9, 11, and 12). A definitive diagnosis can be made through correlation with histopathologic findings, however. In most cases, schwannomas have low malignant potential, and with total excision, recurrence is rare.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)159-174
Number of pages16
JournalNeuroimaging Clinics of North America
Issue number1
StatePublished - Feb 2005
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Clinical Neurology
  • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology


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