American Journal of Clinical Dermatology

, Volume 9, Issue 2, pp 129–131 | Cite as

Cutaneous Plexiform Schwannoma of the Finger Not Associated with Neurofibromatosis

Case Report Plexiform Schwannoma of the Finger


Plexiform schwannoma is a rare, benign, peripheral nerve sheath tumor that occurs as an uncommon nodular variant of schwannoma. It is important to recognize this tumor because it can be misdiagnosed as plexiform neurofibroma. In contrast to the latter, however, plexiform schwannoma is not associated with neurofibromatosis (von Recklinghausen disease). We report a case of plexiform schwannoma located on the index finger of a 20-year-old male patient with no signs of neurofibromatosis.


Schwann Cell Neurofibromatosis Malignant Peripheral Nerve Sheath Tumor Neurofibromatosis Type Vestibular Schwannomas 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Rajpal Singh Punia
    • 1
  • Neerja Dhingra
    • 1
  • Harsh Mohan
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of PathologyGovernment Medical College and HospitalChandigarhIndia

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