Year : 2014 | Volume : 2 | Issue : 1 | Page : 45 - 46  

Case Reports
Axillary schwannoma with extensive cystic change: Misdiagnosis on Cytology

Sudhir Kumar Vujhini1, Kandukuri Mahesh Kumar2, Indira Velagandla3, Ranga Reddy4, Divyagna Thatikonda5

1Associate Professor, 2Assistant Professor, 3Professor and Head of Dept of Pathology, 4Professor and Head of General Surgery5, Asst. Professor of Pathology, MRIMS, Suraram, Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh.


Schwannomas are benign tumors of peripheral and cranial nerves. They occur frequently in head and neck region. Schwannomas occurring in the axillary region is extremely rare. Cystic change is common in longstanding cases and in such cases aspiration may yield only macrophages leading to misdiagnosis of a case. We report one such case of solitary axillary schwannoma with extensive cystic degeneration, which was misdiagnosed on cytology, later confirmed by histological examination.

Keywords: - Schwannoma, Cystic change, Cytology

Corresponding Author: Dr. Sudhir Kumar Vujhini Associate Professor, Department of pathology, Mrims, Suraram , hyderabad-500 055. Email:



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