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Objective: The ischiorectal fossa is a key anatomical location with boundaries and internal structures owing distinct contributions to function and quality of life. Methods: We highlight the importance of management of pathology in this deep anatomically complex location. Results: We present a ten-step multidisciplinary surgical approach; achieving en bloc radical excision with primary closure and reassuring outcomes. Schwannomas are benign slow-growing nerve sheath tumors. Conclusions: Pelvic schwannomas are rare with only 3 reported cases of the pudendal nerve. We also offer an overview of this rare pathology whilst acknowledging a paucity of recommendations regarding management of disease of the ischiorectal fossa.

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Journal article


J Invest Surg

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1 - 7


Pudendal schwannoma, anatomy, en-bloc, primary closure, radical excision