Asymptomatic Ileal Schwannoma presenting as a Mesenteric Tumour : Case report and review of literature

Shahzad Y. Khan, Khalid M. Bhatti, Sreedharan V. Koliyadan, Marwa Al Riyami


A schwannoma is a benign tumour which arises from the schwann cells of the central or peripheral nervous system. Common sites include the head and limbs; it is rare that this tumour arises from the gastrointestinal tract’s neural plexus. It is even rarer to find the ileum as the site of origin. We report a patient who presented with a central abdominal mass which was preoperatively diagnosed as a mesenteric tumour. However, immunohistochemistry of the surgically-removed specimen proved it to be a benign ileal schwannoma.


Schwann Cells, abnormalities; Neurilemmoma; Mesenteric Cyst; Ileal Neoplasms; Abdomen; Case Report; Oman

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