Posterior Tibial Nerve Schwannoma Presenting as Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome.

Academic Article


  • Schwannomas are rare, benign tumors originating in the Schwann cells of the peripheral nervous system. They are most commonly found in the head, neck, and upper extremities, which involve the spinal nerves of the brachial plexus. However, schwannomas of the lower extremities are extremely uncommon, and few studies have reported a schwannoma originating from the posterior tibial nerve. We report on a case of a 71-year old male who presented to our clinic because of left foot and ankle neuritic pain. A nerve tumor was found; subsequently, the tumor was surgically excised along with the release of the tarsal tunnel.
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    Published In

  • Cureus  Journal
  • Keywords

  • posterior tibial nerve, schwannoma, tarsal tunnel syndrome
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    Author List

  • Jha AJ; Basetty CR; Viner GC; Tedder C; Shah A
  • Start Page

  • e5303
  • Volume

  • 11
  • Issue

  • 8