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CASE REPORT
Year : 2016  |  Volume : 19  |  Issue : 5  |  Page : 678-680

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


Department of Thoracic Surgery, School of Medicine, Second Affiliated Hospital, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China

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Y Chai
Department of Thoracic Surgery, School of Medicine, Second Affiliated Hospital, Zhejiang University, 88 Jiefang Road, Hangzhou 310009
China
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DOI: 10.4103/1119-3077.188701

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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.


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