Pigmented Melanotic Schwannoma of the Neck: Report of 2 Cases and Review of the Literature
Background: Melanotic schwannoma is a rare tumor with indeterminate biologic behavior and varying treatment recommendations.
Methods: We report 2 cases of pigmented melanotic schwannoma of the head and neck and perform literature review. The pathologic and immunohistochemical characteristics of melanotic schwannoma are reviewed.
Results: Two cases of melanotic schwannoma are presented. Both cases underwent surgical resection with one patient receiving adjuvant radiation therapy.
Conclusions: Melanotic schwannoma is a rare nerve sheath tumor that is frequently mistaken for malignant melanoma. We describe 2 cases of pigmented melanotic schwannoma of the head and neck with different presentations and review the histopathological and immunohistochemical features.
Topf, Michael C.; Pham, Quang H.; D'Souza, Jill N.; Chaskes, Mark; Tuluc, Madalina; Cognetti, David M.; and Luginbuhl, Adam J., "Pigmented Melanotic Schwannoma of the Neck: Report of 2 Cases and Review of the Literature" (2019). Otolaryngology (ENT) Resident Research. 20.