Fluid-fluid level in peripheral nerve schwannoma: report of a case with histological correlation

Wei Chou Chang, Guo Shu Huang, Herng Sheng Lee, Chian Her Lee, Yi Chih Hsu

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Fluid-fluid level was observed in an unusual case of a 74-year-old man with peripheral nerve schwannoma of the lower extremity. To our knowledge, we found that schwannomas with imaging findings of fluid-fluid level had rarely been reported in the literature, and these tumors were all intracranial. Fluid-fluid level seen in peripheral nerve schwannoma has never been reported. In this case, MRI signal characteristics are those of blood and histological analysis of the fluid-fluid level suggests cystic degeneration with presence of intratumoral hemorrhage.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)248-251
Number of pages4
JournalClinical Imaging
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - May 2009
Externally publishedYes



  • Fluid-fluid level
  • Magnetic resonance imaging
  • Peripheral nerve
  • Schwannoma

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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