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Rare Schwannoma Nerve Tumor in a Lesser Toe: A Case Report

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  • 1 New York College of Podiatric Medicine, New York, NY.
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A schwannoma is a solitary benign tumor composed of Schwann cells occurring anywhere in the peripheral nervous system. The diagnosis of a schwannoma is often difficult to make by clinical presentation and advanced imaging modalities. We present a case report of a 61-year-old Hispanic woman with a left-foot, third-digit, soft-tissue mass. The diagnosis of a schwannoma of the proper digital nerve was made postsurgically by means of histopathologic and immunohistochemistry parameters. This is a rare location for a schwannoma, and neurogenic tumor should be included in the differential diagnosis of soft-tissue mass, as there have been prior case reports.

Corresponding author: Anthony S. Jabra, DPM, New York College of Podiatric Medicine, 53 E 124th St, New York, NY 10035. (E-mail: anthony.jabra@gmail.com)