A giant solitary schwannoma of the arm mimicking cyst hydatid

ERTEM K., Altinok M. T. , GÖKÇE H., Kirimlioglu H.

European Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Traumatology, vol.16, no.2, pp.158-160, 2006 (Refereed Journals of Other Institutions) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 16 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2006
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s00590-005-0048-x
  • Title of Journal : European Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Traumatology
  • Page Numbers: pp.158-160


We present a 77-year-old female with a size of 9.5×9×7 cm 3 giant schwannoma of musculocutaneous nerve volarly located in midarm, which was misdiagnosed as cyst hydatid on ultrasonographic and magnetic resonance image examination. There was not any neurologic sequele after the operation. In case of the similarity of their clinical and radiological findings, schwannoma should be included in the differential diagnosis of hydatid cysts especially in endemic countries. © Springer-Verlag 2006.