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Esophageal schwannoma with tracheal compression.

Authors
  • Chen, H-C
  • Huang, H-J
  • Wu, C-Y
  • Lin, T-S
  • Fang, H-Y
Type
Published Article
Journal
The Thoracic and cardiovascular surgeon
Publication Date
Dec 01, 2006
Volume
54
Issue
8
Pages
555–558
Identifiers
PMID: 17151975
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

An esophageal schwannoma was found in a 73-year-old woman with cough, exertional dyspnea, and progressive dysphagia. Chest imaging showed an upper mediastinal mass (apex, right thoracic cavity) with direct lower tracheal compression. Esophagography and esophagoscopy revealed a tumor in the cervical and upper thoracic esophagus; it was resected from the upper thoracic esophagus followed by cervical esophageal repair. Histology showed oval-to-fusiform cells with palisading and lymphocytic stromal infiltration (immunohistochemistry, S-100 protein-positive). The patient was well one year afterward.

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