Benign retroperitoneal schwannoma

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What is benign retroperitoneal schwannoma?

A benign (non-cancerous) retroperitoneal (behind lower abdominal cavity) schwannoma is also known as neurilemmoma. It is a non-cancerous nerve sheath (nerve covering) tumor composed of Schwann cells. The tumor can compress nearby nerves and causes pain, weakness, and decreased sensation.

Common symptoms reported by people with benign retroperitoneal schwannoma

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, fatigue, pain, and stress) regardless of condition.
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Treatments taken by people with benign retroperitoneal schwannoma

Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Flexeril)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)

Data from patients with benign retroperitoneal schwannoma, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with benign retroperitoneal schwannoma

Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Flexeril)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (3 evaluations)
Side effects
drowsiness
Total evaluations
3
Tried for
pain (1)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with benign retroperitoneal schwannoma, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Who has benign retroperitoneal schwannoma on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 0
20s 0
30s 0
40s 3
50s 0
60s 2
70+ 1
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 0
20-29 years 0
30-39 years 1
40-49 years 0
50-59 years 0
60-69 years 0
70+ years 0

Sex

Distribution of sex

83% Female
17% Male

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 3
Not Diagnosed 0

These charts show data from benign retroperitoneal schwannoma patients who have completed their condition history
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