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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.


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Khan, S. Y., Bhatti, K. M., Koliyadan, S. V., & Al Riyami, M. (2013). Asymptomatic Ileal Schwannoma presenting as a Mesenteric Tumour : Case report and review of literature. Sultan Qaboos University Medical Journal, 13(2), 330–333. Retrieved from

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