Ancient schwannoma of the orbit.

Mark Lucarelli // Publications // Feb 01 1999

PubMed ID: 10037577

Author(s): Khwarg SI, Lucarelli MJ, Lemke BN, Smith ME, Albert DM. Ancient schwannoma of the orbit. Arch Ophthalmol. 1999 Feb;117(2):262-4. PMID 10037577

Journal: Archives Of Ophthalmology (Chicago, Ill. : 1960), Volume 117, Issue 2, Feb 1999

The ancient schwannoma is a rare variant of a neurilemoma with a course typical of a slow-growing benign neoplasm. Histologically, it can be confused with a malignant mesenchymal tumor because of increased cellularity, nuclear pleomorphism, and hyperchromatism. Despite the degree of nuclear atypia, mitotic figures are absent. We describe the clinical and histopathologic features of an ancient schwannoma of the orbit.