Proliferation of Schwann cells,
|General Gross Description|
Well circumscribed, homogeneous gray-tan lesions attached to peripheral nerve
|General Microscopic Description|
Composed of cells with delicate, elongated, wavy nuclei with pointed tips
Cytoplasm is palely eosinophilic
Regions of the neoplasm may exhibit lining up of the nuclei into bands of nuclei alternating with cytoplasm (Antoni A); bands of nuclei are termed Verocay bodies
Antoni B regions lack definite arrangement and may have microcysts
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Cotran RS, Kumar V, Robbins SL: Robbins Pathologic Basis of Disease. 5th edition. Philadelphia, W.B. Saunders, 1994, pp.1351-2.
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|Synopsis by: Melinda Sanders M.D. (T04000M95600)