Giant mediastinal schwannoma located in the lower right side of the chest

  • Y Wu
  • J Zhang
  • Y Chai
Keywords: Intraoperative hemostasis, mediastinal tumor, schwannoma

Abstract

Schwannoma is a type of neurogenic tumor usually found in the posterior mediastinum. Most schwannomas range in size from 2 to 3 cm; some can exceed 10 cm. We herein report a case of a rare, large mediastinal schwannoma whose size is 20 cm × 15 cm × 12 cm, which has rarely reported before. Computed tomography scan showed a huge mass filling the lower right side of the chest and was compressing the right lower lobe of the lung. Subsequently, the tumor was completely resected using a right posterior lateral thoracotomy approach. The patient had an uneventful postoperative course and had done well since discharge from the hospital.

Keywords: Intraoperative hemostasis, mediastinal tumor, schwannoma

Published
2016-08-23
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