Case Presentations and Review of Plexiform Schwannoma in the Foot


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Abstract

Plexiform schwannoma is a soft tissue tumor that rarely presents in the lower extremity. We have reported on 2 cases of plexiform schwannomas that occurred in the foot and ankle. Owing to the relative obscurity of this condition in the lower extremity, we have also provided an overview of plexiform schwannomas and discussed the differences between this and other suspicious nodular soft tissue masses. The first patient was a 38-year-old female, who had a soft tissue mass located on the lateral aspect of her right foot that became symptomatic. The second patient was an 11-year-old male, who had a symptomatic soft tissue mass on the plantar aspect of his right foot. Both patients underwent surgical excision of the tumor.Level of Clinical Evidence: 4

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