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Lobulated esophageal schwannoma resected with concurrent approach from the thorax and cervix

Authors
  • Iwata, Yoshinori1
  • Tanaka, Chihiro1
  • Komori, Shuji1
  • Nagao, Narutoshi1
  • Kawai, Masahiko1
  • Yoshida, Kazuhiro2
  • Kunieda, Katsuyuki1
  • 1 Gifu Prefectural General Medical Center, Department of Surgery, 4-6-1 Noisshiki, Gifu, Japan , Gifu (Japan)
  • 2 Gifu University School of Medicine, Department of Surgical Oncology, 1-1 Yanagido, Gifu, Japan , Gifu (Japan)
Type
Published Article
Journal
World Journal of Surgical Oncology
Publisher
Springer (Biomed Central Ltd.)
Publication Date
Feb 13, 2018
Volume
16
Issue
1
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1186/s12957-018-1334-5
Source
Springer Nature
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Abstract

BackgroundEsophageal schwannomas are rare esophageal submucosal tumors. We herein report a case of a lobulated esophageal schwannoma resected with concurrent approach from the thorax and cervix.Case presentationA 74-year-old woman visited our hospital with complaint of loss of consciousness, and a lobulated mediastinal tumor was discovered by chance in computed tomography. Upper gastrointestinal endoscopy showed a smooth elevated lesion at a position of 23–28 cm from the incisor teeth. A hypermetabolic appearance was noted on positron emission tomography. Based on these data, a gastrointestinal stromal tumor was suspected. The tumor was enucleated at the thoracic cavity while being pushed from the cervical incision. Pathological examination showed an esophageal schwannoma.ConclusionsWe experienced a case of lobulated esophageal schwannoma with fluorodeoxyglucose accumulation. We resected the tumor with concurrent approach from the thorax and cervix.

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