Successful Surgery Management of Giant Periorbital Malignant Schwannoma in a Low-Income Setting

  • Serena Artuso
  • Damiano PizzolEmail author
  • Giuliana Frasson
  • Mario Antunes
Case Report


Schwannoma can arise from any cranial, peripheral or autonomic nerve, except the olfactory and optic. About 25–45% of extracranial schwannomas lie in the head and neck. Data on malignant schwannoma from low-income settings are inconsistent. We reported a case of giant periorbital malignant schwannoma successfully treated in a low-income setting. The strength of our case is given not only by the rarity and the size of the disease but also for highlighting the weakness of health system in low-resource settings. It is mandatory to strengthen the health system with particular attention to physical, psychologic and social aspects and to promote comprehensive programs including all these aspects.


Schwannoma Low-income settings Head tumor Malignant schwannoma 


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The authors declare that they have no conflict of interest.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Neurosciences, Otolaryngology SectionUniversity of PadovaPaduaItaly
  2. 2.Operational Research UnitDoctors with Africa CuammBeiraMozambique
  3. 3.Department of SurgeryCentral Hospital of BeiraBeiraMozambique

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