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

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Published: July 20, 2021
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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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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.