Telltale signs of peripheral neurogenic tumors on magnetic resonance imaging

Chandan Kakkar, Chandrakant M. Shetty, Prakashini Koteshwara, Surabhi Bajpai

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Peripheral nerve sheath tumors are categorized into benign and malignant forms, comprising of neurofibroma and schwannoma in the benign category and malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumors in the malignant category. Magnetic resonance imaging plays an important role in the diagnosis of these lesions. The various imaging features and signs that help to identify and characterize a nerve sheath tumor are, distribution of the tumor along a major nerve, an entering or exiting nerve sign, target sign, a fascicular sign and a split-fat sign.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)453-458
Number of pages6
JournalIndian Journal of Radiology and Imaging
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 01-01-2015

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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