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Case Reports in Pathology
Volume 2017, Article ID 4728585, 5 pages
https://doi.org/10.1155/2017/4728585
Case Report

Microcystic/Reticular Schwannoma of the Frontal Lobe: An Unusual Occurrence

1Department of Pathology, University of Vermont Medical Center, Burlington, VT, USA
2Department of Neurosurgery, University of Vermont Medical Center, Burlington, VT, USA
3Department of Radiology, University of Vermont Medical Center, Burlington, VT, USA
4Department of Pathology, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, USA

Correspondence should be addressed to Maryam Zenali; gro.htlaehmvu@ilanez.mayram

Received 2 December 2016; Accepted 26 February 2017; Published 27 March 2017

Academic Editor: Kerrie McDonald

Copyright © 2017 Lauren Pearson 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 is a benign peripheral nerve sheath tumor that typically involves cranial nerves of the head and neck region. Intraparenchymal occurrence of this tumor is uncommon. Even rarer in this site is the microcystic/reticular pattern of schwannoma. This histologic variant, first described in 2008, has a predilection for visceral organs. Herein, we report the first case of microcystic/reticular schwannoma of the frontal lobe.