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Schwannoma of the clitoris: a case report

  • Alper Kocak1
  • Belgin Selam1,2,*,
  • Eylem Akar3
  • Serkan Erkanli1,4

1Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Acibadem Altunizade Hospital, 34662 Istanbul, Turkey

2Acibadem Mehmet ali Aydinlar University, School of Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, 34752 Istanbul, Turkey

3Department of Pathology, Acibadem Altunizade Hospital, 34662 Istanbul, Turkey

4Acibadem Mehmet ali Aydinlar University, School of Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Division of Gynecologic Oncology, 34752 Istanbul, Turkey

DOI: 10.31083/j.ejgo.2021.01.2194 Vol.42,Issue 1,February 2021 pp.171-173

Submitted: 10 July 2020 Accepted: 08 September 2020

Published: 15 February 2021

*Corresponding Author(s): Belgin Selam E-mail:


Schwannoma (neurilemoma or neurinoma) is a tumor that develops from the Schwann cells in the myelin sheath of the peripheral nerves. It is most commonly observed on the head, neck, upper and lower extremities, posterior mediastinum and retroperitoneum. Schwannomas are rarely found in the external female genitalia. To the best of our knowledge, only 6 cases of clitoral schwannoma have been reported in medical literature. We currently report the case of a 46-year-old woman who was presenting with a 3 × 2 cm, painless mass in her clitoris for the past two years. She has no history of neurofibromatosis. Surgical excision of the mass was undertaken. Histopathology and immunohistochemistry revealed schwannoma of the clitoris. No evidence of local recurrence was noted after 6 months of follow-up. We are reporting the current patient because of the rare location of schwannoma. In the present case report, clinical features, treatment guidelines, diagnostic features and the immunohistochemical characteristics of this tumor are reviewed.


Clitoris; Schwannoma

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Alper Kocak,Belgin Selam,Eylem Akar,Serkan Erkanli. Schwannoma of the clitoris: a case report. European Journal of Gynaecological Oncology. 2021. 42(1);171-173.


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