Varied foci of primary benign schwannoma of the thorax: a case series

https://doi.org/10.4081/monaldi.2021.1575

Authors

  • Archana Malik Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education & Research (JIPMER), Puducherry, India.
  • Manju Rajaram | mail2manju22@gmail.com Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education & Research (JIPMER), Puducherry, India.
  • Mahesh Babu Vemuri Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education & Research (JIPMER), Puducherry, India.
  • Madhusmita Mohanty Mohapatra Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education & Research (JIPMER), Puducherry, India.
  • Srinivas BH Department of Pathology, Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education & Research (JIPMER), Puducherry, India.
  • Naren Chandra V Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education & Research (JIPMER), Puducherry, India.

Abstract

Schwannomas are the most common tumor of peripheral nerves. It comprises 1 to 2% of total thoracic tumor. Posterior mediastinum is the most common site in thorax. Hereby we are reporting two cases of schwannoma with different sites of origin. The classical presentation of schwannoma is an asymptomatic mass found on chest radiograph. This tumor is usually benign and slow growing. Imaging followed by histopathological examination is key to the diagnosis of this neoplasm. Resection of tumor cures the disease.

 

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2021-07-20
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Pulmonary Schwannoma; Mediastinum; Lung mass
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Malik, Archana, Manju Rajaram, Mahesh Babu Vemuri, Madhusmita Mohanty Mohapatra, Srinivas BH, and Naren Chandra V. 2021. “Varied Foci of Primary Benign Schwannoma of the Thorax: A Case Series”. Monaldi Archives for Chest Disease 91 (2). https://doi.org/10.4081/monaldi.2021.1575.