Child's Nervous System

, Volume 34, Issue 9, pp 1803–1805 | Cite as

Intraosseous schwannoma of the occipital bone: a case report

  • Francois Mathieu
  • Taylor J. Abel
  • Lili-Naz Hazrati
  • James T. RutkaEmail author
Case Report



Intraosseous schwanomma of the calvarium


This paper reports the case of a 7-year-old boy who presented with an intraosseous schwanomma involving the occipital bone and provides a brief overview of the literature.


The patient presented with a mass in the midline occipital region. Neuroimaging revealed a lytic lesion in the occipital bone with lack of enhancement on gadolinium MRI sequences. A gross total resection was performed, and histopathological analysis confirmed the diagnosis of schwannoma.


Intraosseous schwanomma should be considered in the differential diagnosis of skull vault lesions in the pediatric population and can be successfully managed with surgical excision.


Schwannoma Intraosseous Skull 


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On behalf of all authors, the corresponding author states that there is no conflict of interest.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Division of NeurosurgeryThe Hospital for Sick ChildrenTorontoCanada
  2. 2.Department of SurgeryThe University of TorontoTorontoCanada
  3. 3.Division of Neuropathology, Department of Laboratory Medicine and PathobiologyThe University of TorontoTorontoCanada

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