Medical Must-See: Patient withstands ‘glistening white’ foot tumour for three years

The man’s giant schwannoma is the first reported case located on the dorsolateral foot, say doctors.
Rachel Fieldhouse

When an elderly man in India presented to hospital with a large ovoid swelling and numbness in his foot, his doctors did not expect to encounter an “extremely rare” benign nerve sheath tumour.

The patient, aged in his late 60s, said the swelling on the dorsolateral area of his right foot had gradually increased in size over three years and was associated with dull, aching pain.