These tumours develop from a type of cell called a Schwann cell, which gives them their name. Schwannomas are often not cancerous (benign).
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A schwannoma is a tumour of the tissue that covers nerves, called the nerve sheath.
Malignant schwannomas are also called malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumours (MPNSTs) or neurofibrosarcomas.
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