- Benign Schwannoma Tumor Removal

© Kalynn Soby BFA
Mayo Clinic , Phoenix Arizona US

A schwannoma, also known as a neuroma, is a benign tumor that develops in the protective sheathing surrounding the nerve cells. Schwann cells support the function of nerve cells, and schwannomas can develop anywhere Schwann cells are present. Almost all spinal schwannomas are benign (not cancerous). This is a rare event, the incidence of spinal schwannomas varies between 0.3-0.4 cases/100,000 persons per year.

PURPOSE

This image was created for education and documentation purposes requested by the neuro surgeon during the procedure.

EQUIPMENT / TECHNIQUE

Canon 80D with 60mm macro lens 1:2.8 and a Ring Flash

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