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Case Reports in Pathology
Volume 2012 (2012), Article ID 353049, 4 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2012/353049
Case Report

Primary Uterine Cervix Schwannoma: A Case Report and Review of the Literature

1Department of Anatomic Pathology, H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute, Tampa, FL, USA
2Department of Pathology and Cell Biology, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL 33612, USA

Received 8 November 2012; Accepted 3 December 2012

Academic Editors: C.-C. Chiu, H. Kuwabara, A. Rajput, P. Tosi, A. Usubutun, and D. Vlachodimitropoulos

Copyright © 2012 Maryam Tahmasbi 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.

Abstract

Schwannoma (neurilemmoma) is a benign peripheral nerve sheath tumor that occurs in a wide variety of locations; however, its finding in the uterine cervix is extremely rare. We report a case of an incidental primary benign cervical schwannoma in a 48-year-old woman. In the English literature, a few cases of primary schwannoma of the cervix have been reported, which include seven cases of primary malignant cervical schwannoma and only two that are benign. These cases are reviewed in the following discussion.