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[A case of mediastinal neurinoma originating from right intrathoracic vagal nerve].

Authors
  • Takahashi, K
  • Ihaya, A
  • Chiba, Y
  • Tanikawa, N
  • Muraoka, R
Type
Published Article
Journal
Kyobu geka. The Japanese journal of thoracic surgery
Publication Date
Mar 01, 1990
Volume
43
Issue
3
Pages
236–239
Identifiers
PMID: 2319724
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

A 34-year-old woman was admitted with an abnormal shadow on a chest X-ray film. Under a preoperative diagnosis of benign bronchogenic cyst, operation was carried out and the tumor was found to be originating from the right main vagal nerve in the mid-superior mediastinum. The vagal nerve was transected to remove the tumor. Pathological diagnosis was a neurinoma. Postoperative complication was chylothorax which was successfully treated with thoracic drainage and intravenous hyperalimentation.

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