Schwannoma

A schwannoma is a nerve tumor that grows along the peripheral nervous system – the nerves that connect the brain and spinal cord. Most of the time, these tumors are slow-growing and non-cancerous.

What causes a schwannoma tumor?

These tumors are caused by abnormal growth of Schwann cells, the cells that insulate nerve cells in the peripheral nervous system.

Symptoms of a schwannoma tumor

Symptoms vary greatly, depending on which nerve the schwannoma tumor is affecting. For example, if the tumor is along the nerve that helps with motor and sensory function, you may experience numbness, tingling or muscle weakness.

Treatments

If the tumor is small, some doctors decide get to watch its growth. If the tumor becomes large or begins causing the patient pain, surgery is usually the best treatment option.

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