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Neurilemoma - Hip - Photograph
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Neurilemoma - Hip - Photograph
  • Case ID: 315
  • Diagnosis: Neurilemoma
  • Category: Soft Tissue Tumors
  • Category Type: Nerve sheath tumor
  • Category Sub Type: Benign
  • Location: Hip
  • Age: 55
  • Sex: M
  • Treatment: Resection
  • Image ID: 2279
  • Image Type: Photograph
  • Images relating to this case: 2276 , 2277 , 2278 , 2279, 2280 , 2281 .

The patient was taken to the operating room and a gluteal splitting approach was made to the sciatic nerve behind the hip joint. This photograph shows the egg-shaped, eccentric soft tissue mass arising from the periphery of the sciatic nerve that lies at the bottom of the photograph. The tumor has a dirty yellow appearance which contrasts to the clean, white fascicals of the adjacent sciatic nerve. It is very simple, surgically speaking, to tease the tumor off the sciatic nerve without damaging the major nerve structure, and the patient is left with no neurological deficit. The chance of local recurrence is extremely low, and the lesion should not convert into a malignant tumor at a later date.


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