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  • 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