August 23, 2014

| perri dermatology
Medically reviewed by Anthony J. Perri, M.D.

Schwannomas, also called neurilemmomas, are neural tissue abnormalities that I occasionally encounter in both my The Woodlands dermatology and Conroe dermatology offices.  Clinically, a Schwannoma appears as a flesh colored/pinkish nodule and they are most often found on the extremities.  Schwannomas have a predilection for women.  Schwannomas can also be found in internal organs as they are a tumor of the nerve sheath.  Typically, they are benign lesions but there is a malignant variant.  Schwannomas can be seen in genetic syndromes such as Neurofibromatosis and Carney’s syndrome.  Treatment of cutaneous Schwannomas is surgical excision.