- Nerve based tumours are derived from nerve cells which include Schwann cells, astrocytes, and neural based tissue.
- The most commonest presentation is as a benign peripheral nerve sheath tumour (PNST)
- Occasionally these can get bigger and produce neur0lgocial symtoms further away from the lump inclkuding tingling, decreased sensation and pain.
- They do have a small chance of transformation into a malignant nerve sheath tumour (MPNST) and these are associated with Neurofibromatosis.
- As they can get bigger they may cause symptoms, surgical excision is advised before its gets too large, after appropriate thorough investigation.
- Most can be detected with an ultrasound from our specialist Sarcoma radiologist. Some will require further assessment, with a MRI scan.
If you have a swelling with some of the symptoms above, get in touch here to book and appointment for assessment