@misc{cogprints9735, volume = {13}, number = {1}, month = {May}, author = {N Patil and S Joshi}, editor = {Dr Srinivas Kakkilaya}, title = {Retroperitoneal Ancient Schwannoma}, publisher = {Kakkilaya BS}, year = {2014}, journal = {Online Journal of Health and Allied Sciences}, keywords = {Ancient schwannoma; Retroperitoneum}, url = {http://cogprints.org/9735/}, abstract = {Schwannomas are rare tumors which arise from nerve sheath and are mostly benign in nature. They are usually located in the head, neck and flexor surfaces of extremities. Schwannomas are very rare in the retroperitoneal region. Amongst all schwannomas 0.7\% of benign ones and 1.7\% of malignant ones are located in the retroperitoneum. Preoperative diagnosis is difficult because of vague symptoms. We report a case of retroperitonal schwannoma in a 70 years female patient because of its rarity and unusual location.} }