Gigantic benign schwannoma in the lateral peroneal nerve

Am J Knee Surg. 1999 Winter;12(1):41-2.


While schwannomas of the lateral peroneal nerve at the neck of the fibula are rare, this entity should be considered in the differential diagnosis of popliteal cysts and in all cases of pain or paresthesia of the leg and foot. Magnetic resonance imaging is the diagnostic tool of choice for diagnosis of schwannoma.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Female
  • Humans
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging
  • Middle Aged
  • Neurilemmoma / diagnosis*
  • Neurilemmoma / surgery
  • Peripheral Nervous System Neoplasms / diagnosis*
  • Peripheral Nervous System Neoplasms / surgery
  • Peroneal Nerve*
  • Treatment Outcome