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Case Reports in Medicine
Volume 2011, Article ID 930841, 3 pages
Case Report

Breast Schwannoma

1Department of Radiology, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, 330 Brookline Avenue, Boston, MA 02215, USA
2Radiology Associates of Hollywood, 9050 Pines Boulevard, Suite 200, Pembroke Pines, FL 33024, USA
3Department of Pathology, Montefiore Medical Center and Albert Einstein College of Medicine, 1825 Eastchester Road, Bronx, NY 10461-2373, USA

Received 18 June 2010; Revised 14 December 2010; Accepted 10 January 2011

Academic Editor: A. R. Satoskar

Copyright © 2011 Vandana Dialani et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Schwannomas arise from Schwann cells of the peripheral nerve sheath. The most common locations include the head, neck, and extensor surfaces of the extremities. Intramammary schwannomas are very rare and account for only 2.6% of schwannomas. A review of the English literature reveals 27 such cases of breast schwannoma. In this paper we describe another such rare case.