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Case Reports in Radiology
Volume 2013, Article ID 456863, 4 pages
Case Report

Abdominal Wall Schwannoma: Case Report and Review of the Literature

1Department of Radiology, National Cancer Institute, Misrata, Libya
2Department of Surgery, Central Hospital, Tripoli, Libya
3Department of Surgical Oncology, National Cancer Institute, Misrata, Libya

Received 3 April 2013; Accepted 12 May 2013

Academic Editors: B. J. Barron, D. P. Link, and A. Matsuno

Copyright © 2013 A. Mishra 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.


A 29-year-old female had presented to surgical outpatient's department complaining of lump in the anterior abdominal wall. Ultrasound and magnetic resonance imaging revealed a solid degenerated tumor in the anterior abdominal wall. It was surgically excised, and histopathology confirmed it to be “ancient” schwannoma. To our knowledge, this is the second reported case of an abdominal wall ancient schwannoma in the medical literature.