Benign schwannoma of the obturator nerve: A case report

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, San Camillo de Lellis Hospital, Rieti, Italy.
American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology (Impact Factor: 4.7). 10/1998; 179(3 Pt 1):816-7. DOI: 10.1016/S0002-9378(98)70090-0
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We describe a schwannoma of the obturator nerve in a woman 66 years old. It was diagnosed only postoperatively because of the aspecificity of the symptoms. The difficulty of making a correct diagnosis during surgery is discussed, and the potential serious consequences of total excision of the nerve are described.

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