Unusual Presentation of Schwannoma: A Case Report and Literature Review

  • Christos Kakos Department of Thoracic Surgery, University College London Hospitals (UCLH) NHS Foundation Trust, London, UK.
  • Sofoklis Mitsos
  • Nikolaos Madouros
  • Davide Patrini Department of Thoracic Surgery, University College London Hospitals (UCLH) NHS Foundation Trust, London, UK.
  • Reena Khiroya Department of Cellular Pathology, University College London Hospitals (UCLH) NHS Foundation Trust, London, UK.
  • Elaine Borg Department of Cellular Pathology, University College London Hospitals (UCLH) NHS Foundation Trust, London, UK.
  • David Lawrence Department of Thoracic Surgery, University College London Hospitals (UCLH) NHS Foundation Trust, London, UK.
  • Nikolaos Panagiotopoulos1 Department of Thoracic Surgery, University College London Hospitals (UCLH) NHS Foundation Trust, London, UK
Keywords: Neurogenic tumor, Schwannoma, Mediastinal tumor

Abstract

Schwannoma is a benign encapsulated tumor of the nerve sheath. Amongst other sites, it develops in the posterior mediastinum in the costovertebral sulcus. We herein present a case of a 68-year-old woman with an incidental finding of a subcarinal mass. Radiological and histopathological studies were suggestive of schwannoma. Therefore, the mass was completely resected through a right thoracotomy, and a definite histopathological diagnosis was established. Although the subcarinal area is a rare site for this tumor to appear, the schwannoma should be considered as part of the differential diagnosis of lesions in the subcarinal region. Treatment of choice is the nerve-sparing surgical excision of the mass with excellent prognosis. A review of the literature on this topic was performed.

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Published
2019-01-13
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Kakos C, Mitsos S, Madouros N, Patrini D, Khiroya R, Borg E, Lawrence D, Panagiotopoulos1N. Unusual Presentation of Schwannoma: A Case Report and Literature Review. Acta Med Iran. 56(10):681.
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