Knee pain in saphenous nerve schwannoma

Case report

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✓The differential diagnosis of anteromedial knee pain is extensive and can be associated with meniscal tear, medial collateral ligament sprain, or pes anserinus bursitis. An association between knee pain and a peripheral nerve sheath tumor has rarely been reported. The authors describe the case of a 44-year-old man with a saphenous nerve schwannoma who presented with vague pain in the medial aspect of his knee mimicking the clinical presentation of a meniscal tear.

Abbreviations used in this paper:

MR = magnetic resonance.

✓The differential diagnosis of anteromedial knee pain is extensive and can be associated with meniscal tear, medial collateral ligament sprain, or pes anserinus bursitis. An association between knee pain and a peripheral nerve sheath tumor has rarely been reported. The authors describe the case of a 44-year-old man with a saphenous nerve schwannoma who presented with vague pain in the medial aspect of his knee mimicking the clinical presentation of a meniscal tear.

Abbreviations used in this paper:

MR = magnetic resonance.