Revista Cubana de Ortopedia y Traumatología
versão On-line ISSN 1561-3100
PEREZ RIVERA, Orlando Manuel et al. Thigh neurilemoma of Antoni A type. Rev Cubana Ortop Traumatol [online]. 2010, vol.24, n.1, pp. 0-0. ISSN 1561-3100.
Neurilemoma of Schwannoma is a uncommon tumor originating from Shwann cells of peripheral nerves. Generally, has a benign behavior and its malignancy is low. This patient came to consultation due to a increase of the proximal third of left thigh. Patient was treated in his health area with drugs and physiotherapy. Was operated on and we founded a fibrous and hard mass with a interior small cyst. Sample was sended of anatomical and pathologic study diagnosing a type Antony A neurilemoma. This is a uncommon case offering a brief review of medical literature on pathogeny, diagnosis and therapeutical guiding of this infrequent tumor.
Palavras-chave : Neurilemoma; schwannoma; Schwann cells; S-100 protein.