ID 109922
Title Transcription
キョウクウキョウカ ニ セツジョ シタ キョウブ ジョウブ コウカン シンケイ ニ ユライ シタ シンケイ ショウシュ ノ 1レイ
Title Alternative
Videothoracoscopic resection of superior thoracic schwannoma from sympathetic nerve
Author
Taniguchi, Haruki Department of thoracic surgery, Thoracic center, Urasoe General Hospital
Fukumoto, Taizou Department of thoracic surgery, Thoracic center, Urasoe General Hospital
Ishigaki, Masanobu Department of pulmonary medicine, Thoracic center, Urasoe General Hospital
Keywords
Thoracoscopic surgery
mediastinal tumor
neurogenic tumor
schwannoma
Content Type
Journal Article
Description
A 25-year-old male was referred to our hospital for a suspected enlargement of a mediastinal mass on chest radiograph. CT scan and MRI showed a smooth 33×27 mm left posterior mediastinal mass at the level of the first and second thoracic vertebrae, suggestive of ganglioneuroma or schwannoma. Although the patient was asymptomatic when referred, due to the possibility of becoming symptomatic, surgery was planned. Video-assisted thoracic surgery was performed. We diagnosed the mass as schwannoma from the second thoracic sympathetic ganglion, and resected the mass partly subcapsular to spare the sympathetic ganglion, but resected the nerve at the peripheral end of the ganglion. Pathology confirmed the mass as Antoni A type schwannoma, and no malignant cells were found. Slight left ptosis and left palmar hypohidrosis was noted after surgery, but improvement was seen 1 year after surgery.
Journal Title
四国医学雑誌
ISSN
00373699
NCID
AN00102041
Publisher
徳島医学会
Volume
71
Issue
3-4
Start Page
77
End Page
80
Sort Key
77
Published Date
2015-08-25
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jpn
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