Chapter 134. Nerve Sheath Tumors

  1. Robert P. Lisak MD, FAAN, FRCP Parker Webber Chair Professor Chair Neurologist-in-Chief Chief2,3,
  2. Daniel D. Truong MD, FAAN Head4,
  3. William M. Carroll MBBS, MD, FRACP, FRCP(E) Head5 and
  4. Roongroj Bhidayasiri MD, FRCP Director6,7
  1. Nathan J. Ranalli MD and
  2. Eric L. Zager MD Professor of Neurosurgery

Published Online: 18 MAY 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9781444317008.ch134

International Neurology: A Clinical Approach

International Neurology: A Clinical Approach

How to Cite

Ranalli, N. J. and Zager, E. L. (2009) Nerve Sheath Tumors, in International Neurology: A Clinical Approach (eds R. P. Lisak, D. D. Truong, W. M. Carroll and R. Bhidayasiri), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444317008.ch134

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Wayne State University School of Medicine, Detroit, MI, USA

  2. 3

    Detroit Medical Center, Harper University Hospital, Detroit, MI, USA

  3. 4

    The Parkinson and Movement Disorder Institute, Memorial Neuroscience Institute, Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center, Fountain Valley, CA, USA

  4. 5

    Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital, Nedlands, Perth, Australia

  5. 6

    Chulalongkorn Comprehensive Movement Disorders Center, Chulalongkorn University Hospital, Bangkok, Thailand

  6. 7

    University of California at Los Angeles, School of Medicine, Los Angeles, CA, USA

Author Information

  1. Department of Neurosurgery, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 18 MAY 2010
  2. Published Print: 11 SEP 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405157384

Online ISBN: 9781444317008



  • nerve sheath tumors;
  • nerve sheath tumors, affecting peripheral, cranial, or autonomic nerve - separated into broad categories;
  • benign nerve sheath tumors - Schwannomas;
  • Schwannomas, one of two most common histological types of benign nerve sheath tumors;
  • malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumors (MPNSTs);
  • neurofibromatosis, one of most common genetic disorders;
  • nerve sheath tumor treatment;
  • nerve sheath tumor diagnosis


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Epidemiology and pathophysiology

  • Diagnosis of nerve sheath tumors

  • Treatment of nerve sheath tumors

  • Further reading