Postero-apical thoracic schwannoma with cervical extension resected by complete video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery

https://doi.org/10.4081/monaldi.2019.1073

Authors

  • Harry Etienne Department of Thoracic Surgery, Tenon University Hospital, Paris, France.
  • Apostolos C. Agrafiotis | apostolos.agrafiotis@gmail.com Department of Thoracic Surgery, Tenon University Hospital, Paris, France.
  • Hicham Masmoudi Department of Thoracic Surgery, Tenon University Hospital, Paris, France.
  • Jalal Assouad Department of Thoracic Surgery, Tenon University Hospital, Paris, France.

Abstract

Schwannomas or neurilemmomas are benign tumors developed from the peripheral nervous system. Complete video-assisted thoracic surgery (cVATS) has set itself over the years as the preferred approach for the removal of small mediastinal neurogenic tumors. However, in case of apical location, complete VATS seems challenging because of proximity with the subclavian artery and/or elements of the brachial plexus. In case of a cVATS procedure, some authors prefer enucleation instead of resection, with a higher risk of relapse. We present two cases of cVATS resection of thoracic apical schwannomas.

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Published
2019-05-30
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Pneumology - Case Reports
Keywords:
Schwannoma, complete VATS, neurilemmoma, cervical extension
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Etienne, Harry, Apostolos C. Agrafiotis, Hicham Masmoudi, and Jalal Assouad. 2019. “Postero-Apical Thoracic Schwannoma With Cervical Extension Resected by Complete Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery”. Monaldi Archives for Chest Disease 89 (2). https://doi.org/10.4081/monaldi.2019.1073.

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