Melanotic schwannoma of the acoustic nerve.


Melanotic schwannoma is a rare neoplasm, with only 23 previously reported cases. We report an additional case of a melanotic schwannoma arising from the acoustic nerve in a 74-year-old man who had a probable forme fruste of neurofibromatosis. We briefly review the literature of this neoplasm and discuss theories regarding the histogenesis of these tumors. 


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@article{Miller1986MelanoticSO, title={Melanotic schwannoma of the acoustic nerve.}, author={R. T. Miller and Hanife Sarikaya and Andrea Braida Sos}, journal={Archives of pathology & laboratory medicine}, year={1986}, volume={110 2}, pages={153-4} }