schwannoma

(shwah-NOH-muh)

A tumor of the peripheral nervous system that arises in the nerve sheath (protective covering). It is almost always benign, but rare malignant schwannomas have been reported.

Pronunciation of dictionary term "schwannoma"

Pronunciation of dictionary term "schwannoma"

Tumor del sistema nervioso periférico que surge en la envoltura (cubierta protectora) de los nervios. Es casi siempre benigno, pero se ha informado sobre schwannomas malignos poco comunes.