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Rev. colomb. cir ; 37(2): 324-329, 20220316. fig
Article in Spanish | LILACS | ID: biblio-1362983

ABSTRACT

Introducción. En el espacio retrorrectal o presacro pueden desarrollarse lesiones tumorales, tanto benignas como malignas. La mayoría de los pacientes son asintomáticos y, cuando presentan síntomas, éstos son inespecíficos. Entre los tumores retrorrectales se destaca el grupo de origen neurogénico, donde el Schwannoma es el más frecuente.Caso clínico. Mujer de 32 años, con tumor retrorrectal, que producía una sintomatología escasa e imprecisa, diagnosticado durante una intervención quirúrgica por mioma uterino, que finalmenteresultó ser un Schawnnoma. Conclusión. La tomografía computarizada y la resonancia magnética son importantes para el diagnóstico y para establecer el nivel de la lesión en relación con el sacro. La piedra angular del tratamiento es la resección quirúrgica. El abordaje puede ser anterior (abdominal), posterior (perineal, transsacro o parasacrococígeo) o combinado, de acuerdo con su localización al nivel S4


Introduction. Both benign and malignant tumors can develop in the retrorectal or presacral space. Most patients are asymptomatic and, when they do present symptoms, they are nonspecific. Among retrorectal tumors, the group of neurogenic origin stand out, where Schwannoma is the most frequent one. Clinical case. A 32-year-old woman with a retrorectal tumor, which present with imprecise symptoms, diagnosed during a surgical procedure due to a uterine myoma, which finally turned out to be a Schawnnoma. Conclusion. Computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging are important for diagnosis and for establishing the level of the lesion in relation to the sacrum. The cornerstone of treatment is surgical resection. The approach can be anterior (abdominal), posterior (perineal, transsacral or parasacrococcygeal), or combined, according to its location at the S4 level.


Subject(s)
Humans , Colorectal Surgery , Neurilemmoma , Rectal Neoplasms , Sacrum , Neoplasms
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Rev. Asoc. Odontol. Argent ; 109(3): 203-206, dic. 2021. ilus
Article in Spanish | LILACS | ID: biblio-1373416

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Objetivo: Reportar un caso de schwannoma lingual, así como revisar las características diagnósticas (clínicas, por imágenes e histopatológicas) y terapéuticas de esta patología mediante las publicaciones disponibles. Caso clínico: Se presenta un caso de schwannoma in- traoral en un hombre de 26 años de edad con un tumor ubica- do en el tercio anterior de la lengua. Se resolvió mediante un único procedimiento quirúrgico bajo anestesia local sin obser- varse recidivas ni secuelas al menos a 12 meses de seguimien- to a distancia. El schwannoma de la lengua es poco frecuente pero sus características clínico-imagenológicas presentan ras- gos benignos que favorecen la resolución mediante una única biopsia quirúrgica total cuando el tamaño y la ubicación sean propicios para ello (AU)


To describe a case of lingual schwannoma, and through a literature review, to provide data on clinical, imaging and pathological features, as well as treatment methods. Clinical case: A 26-year-old male patient with a swelling in the tip of the tongue was diagnosed as having oral schwannoma. A single surgery was performed, without recurrence or postoperative complications at least during a 12-month follow-up. Lingual schwannoma is a rare entity with benign clinical and imaging characteristics that ena- ble surgical removal without prior biopsy when size and oral location are favorable (AU))


Subject(s)
Humans , Male , Adult , Tongue Neoplasms , Oral Surgical Procedures , Neurilemmoma , Biopsy , Follow-Up Studies
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Rev. argent. cir ; 113(4): 492-496, dic. 2021. graf
Article in Spanish | LILACS, BINACIS | ID: biblio-1356961

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RESUMEN Los tumores de la región retrorrectal son lesiones poco frecuentes, con potencial de malignidad e infección. Generalmente cursan asintomáticos. Presentamos el caso de una paciente de 62 años, con dolor pélvico crónico, cuyos estudios imagenológicos informan lesión ocupante de espacio de 3 cm en región presacra. Se procedió a su resección quirúrgica con diagnostico histopatológico de schwannoma.


ABSTRACT Retrorectal tumors are rare but have potential malignant transformation and risk of infection. Thet are usually asymptomatic. We report the case of a 62-year-old female patient with chronic pelvic pain and imaging tests showing a 3-cm space-occupying lesion in the presacral region. The lesion resected and the histopathologic diagnosis was schwannoma.


Subject(s)
Humans , Female , Middle Aged , Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy/methods , Neurilemmoma/surgery , Wounds and Injuries , Risk , Pelvic Pain , Diagnosis , Infections , Neoplasms
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Rev. argent. cir ; 113(2): 243-247, jun. 2021. graf
Article in Spanish | LILACS-Express | LILACS, BINACIS | ID: biblio-1365480

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RESUMEN Los schwannomas del espacio parafaríngeo son tumores benignos de la vaina de los nervios pe riféricos y corresponden al 0,09% de todos los tumores de cabeza y cuello; es aún más inusual su localización en el nervio vago. El diagnóstico suele ser desafiante debido a las diversas patologías ubicadas en la región lateral del cuello. Habitualmente se presentan como masas cervicales laterales asintomáticas. Presentamos el caso de un paciente de 42 años que consulta asintomático. Se le realizó tomografía computarizada y angiografía de vasos del cuello. Se procedió a su resección completa, ob jetivándose parálisis de cuerda vocal derecha en el posoperatorio. La disfonía causada por la parálisis de cuerda vocal es una complicación frecuente; si se presenta, debe comenzarse con rehabilitación fonatoria temprana.


ABSTRACT Schwannomas of the parapharyngeal space are benign tumors that arise from the peripheral nerve sheaths and represent 0.09% of all head and neck tumors. Those originating from the vagus nerve are rarer. The diagnosis represents a challenge due to the different conditions encountered in the lateral neck. They usually present as asymptomatic lateral neck masses. An asymptomatic 42-year-old male patient sought medical advice. He underwent computed tomography scan and carotid angiography. The patient underwent complete resection and developed postoperative vocal cord paralysis. Dysphonia due to vocal cord paralysis is a common complication requiring immediate vocal cord rehabilitation.

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An. bras. dermatol ; 96(3): 358-361, May-June 2021. graf
Article in English | LILACS | ID: biblio-1285075

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Abstract We report a 40-year-old man, with an unremarkable personal and family history, who presented for evaluation of an asymptomatic papule located on his right cheek. Histopathology revealed an encapsulated neoplasm within the dermis; composed by narrow, elongated, and wavy cells with an ill-defined cytoplasm, dense chromatin and tapered ends interspersed with collagen fibers. Pathologic findings were consistent with tissue of Antoni B pattern. The diagnosis was an infraorbital schwannoma. The incidental finding of rare tumors like this, should make clinicians consider a greater spectrum of differential diagnoses for a unilateral skin-colored papule on the cheek of patients.


Subject(s)
Humans , Male , Adult , Neurilemmoma/diagnosis , Cheek , Diagnosis, Differential
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Arq. bras. neurocir ; 40(1): 91-96, 29/06/2021.
Article in English | LILACS-Express | LILACS | ID: biblio-1362249

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Schwannomas are the fourth most common primary neoplasms affecting the brain and cranial nerves. Central lesions commonly arise from sensory nerve roots, and a common intracranial site is the vestibular branch of the 8th nerve (>85%). We present the case report of a patient who has a schwannoma extending from the pterygopalatine fossa to the orbit, complaining about facial pain in the trajectory of the trigeminal ophthalmic branch. Schwannomas represent 1 to 2% of all neoplasms of the orbit, and trigeminal schwannomas are extremely rare, accounting for less than 0.5% of all intracranial tumors.

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Rev. colomb. gastroenterol ; 36(supl.1): 37-41, abr. 2021. graf
Article in Spanish | LILACS | ID: biblio-1251544

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Resumen Introducción: Los schwannomas esofágicos son tumores de elementos perineurales de la vaina nerviosa de la célula de Schwann en los nervios periféricos y representan el 2 % de los tumores primarios de esófago. Su difícil diagnóstico está dado por la baja incidencia que este presenta; sin embargo, es una etiología que debe considerarse debido a que su comportamiento clínico e imagenológico es rápidamente progresivo e inusual, comparado con otros tumores benignos de esófago. Caso clínico: Paciente femenina de 38 años con cuadro clínico de disfagia de 1 año de evolución, con endoscopia de vías digestivas altas y tomografía axial computarizada (TAC) de tórax contrastada que evidencian una masa a nivel del esófago cervical y torácico transmural, que obstruye la luz y ejerce el efecto de masa sobre la tráquea. Se realizó una biopsia que reportó un tumor fusocelular con inmunohistoquímica positiva para el marcador S100, por lo que se diagnosticó un schwannoma esofágico. En la actualidad, la paciente se encuentra en controles periódicos y en espera del concepto por oncología clínica para proponer tratamiento no quirúrgico dado el compromiso adyacente. Conclusión: Ante la sospecha de tumor primario de esófago, la primera impresión diagnóstica según la incidencia será un leiomioma, pero con nuestro reporte de caso de schwannoma esofágico, se resalta que, en un cuadro clínico no usual, este es un diagnóstico diferencial que requiere atención precoz para evitar complicaciones y secuelas en los pacientes.


Abstract Introduction: Esophageal schwannomas are tumors of the perineural components of the Schwann cell nerve sheath in peripheral nerves and account for 2% of primary esophageal tumors. Its low incidence makes diagnosis challenging; however, this etiology should be considered because its clinical and imaging behavior is rapidly progressive and unusual compared to other benign esophageal tumors. Case study: A 38-year-old female patient with a 1-year history of dysphagia underwent upper digestive tract endoscopy and contrast chest CT showing a mass at the cervical and transmural thoracic esophagus level, obstructing the lumen and exerting a mass effect on the trachea. A biopsy revealed a spindle cell tumor with positive immunohistochemistry for the S100 marker, leading to the diagnosis of esophageal Schwannoma. The patient is currently undergoing regular check-ups and is awaiting the advice of a clinical oncologist to recommend non-surgical treatment options due to the involvement of adjacent structures. Conclusion: The first diagnostic impression in the case of a suspected primary esophageal tumor would be a leiomyoma based on its incidence. The present case report of an esophageal schwannoma emphasizes that this is a differential diagnosis that requires timely treatment to avoid complications and sequelae in patients.


Subject(s)
Humans , Female , Adult , Esophageal Neoplasms , Neurilemmoma , Therapeutics , Endoscopy
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ARS med. (Santiago, En línea) ; 46(1): 27-29, Mar. 30,2021.
Article in Spanish | LILACS-Express | LILACS | ID: biblio-1292874

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Reporte de caso de síndrome de pseudo-Duane asociado a schwannoma de nervio abducens y neurofibromatosis tipo 2 (NF2). Este síndrome es raro, caracterizado por limitación en abducción, retracción ocular, disminución de hendidura palpebral en abducción y restricción del recto medial ipsilateral en test de ducción forzada. La NF2 es también una enfermedad infrecuente caracterizada por tumores de sistema nervioso central y periférico. Los schwannomas de nervio abducens son también poco frecuentes, y se presentan comúnmente con diplopia. Se revisan brevemente estas enfermedades. Es el primer caso reportado de pseudo-Duane secundario a schwannoma de nervio abducens y NF2 según nuestro conocimiento.


A pseudo-Duane syndrome case associated with abducens nerve schwannoma and neurofibromatosis type 2 (NF2) is presented. This syndrome is a rare disease characterised by abduction limitation, ocular retraction, narrowing of the palpebral fissure in abduction, and ipsilateral medial rectus restriction on forced duction test. NF2 is also an uncommon disease which is characterised by peripheral and central nervous system tumours. Abducens nerve schwannomas are also uncommon and presents usually as diplopia. A short review of these diseases is given. This is the first case of pseudo-Duane secondary to abducens nerve schwannoma, to our knowledge.

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Rev. bras. ortop ; 56(1): 118-120, Jan.-Feb. 2021. graf
Article in English | LILACS | ID: biblio-1288639

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Abstract Schwannomas are benign slow-growing tumors that constitute 8% of all soft-tissue tumors. The clinical signs and symptoms are often misinterpreted because of the low incidence, and these tumors are often misdiagnosed. A 39-year-old male patient presented with non-traumatic solitary swelling in the posteromedial aspect of the right ankle that gradually increased in size and was associated with pain. Clinically, the swelling was firm, non-fluctuant, and was not associated with sensorimotor impairment. Surgical excision of the swelling was performed without damaging the surrounding vessels and nerves. The histopathological examination of the excised tumor revealed a schwannoma.


Resumo Schwannomas são tumores benignos de crescimento lento, e constituem 8% de todos os tumores de tecido mole. Os sinais clínicos e sintomas são muitas vezes mal interpretados por causa da baixa incidência, e, muitas vezes, esses tumores são mal diagnosticados. Um paciente do sexo masculino de 39 anos apresentou um inchaço solitário não traumático sobre o aspecto posteromedial do tornozelo direito, que aumentou gradualmente de tamanho e estava associado a dor. O inchaço era clinicamente firme, não flutuante, e não associado a qualquer comprometimento sensório-motor. A excisão cirúrgica do inchaço foi feita sem danificar os vasos e os nervos circundantes. O exame histopatológico do tumor excisado revelou schwannoma.


Subject(s)
Humans , Male , Adult , Pain , Signs and Symptoms , Ankle/pathology , Neurilemmoma
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Journal of Rural Medicine ; : 184-190, 2021.
Article in English | WPRIM | ID: wpr-906925

ABSTRACT

Objective: Schwannomas are the most common type of neoplasm of the peripheral nerves. Enucleation is a standard surgical procedure; however, it occasionally results in iatrogenic nerve injury, even with atraumatic procedures. Herein, we present the clinical characteristics of schwannoma arising in the extremities and discuss the clinical outcomes of extra- and intra-capsular enucleation.Patients and Methods: We reviewed 122 schwannomas treated at our institute. Schwannomas arising from the minor nerve (n=30) or intramuscularly (n=15) were operated using the extra-capsular technique. Of the 77 major nerve schwannomas, 62 schwannomas were treated using the intra-capsular technique and 15 schwannomas using the extra-capsular technique.Results: Neurological deficits following enucleation were significantly lower using the intra-capsular technique than with the extra-capsular technique. The patient age, duration of symptoms, maximum tumor diameter, and site of occurrence were not associated with subsequent neurological deficits. With both techniques, no tumor recurrence was observed at the final follow-up.Conclusion: These results support the use of intra-capsular micro-enucleation as a safe and reliable treatment for every type of schwannoma. To minimize the risk of nerve injury, en bloc resection should not be used because the main purpose of schwannoma surgery is the relief of symptoms, not tumor resection.

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Rev. cir. (Impr.) ; 72(4): 342-346, ago. 2020. tab, ilus
Article in Spanish | LILACS | ID: biblio-1138720

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Resumen Introducción: Los Schwannomas de la vía biliar corresponden a una entidad extremadamente infrecuente, habiéndose reportado solo escasos casos en la literatura. Caso Clínico: El presente paciente corresponde a un hombre de 45 años, a quien durante examen rutinario se le pesquisa una lesión quística hepática. La resonancia magnética confirmó la lesión, y la biopsia de la pieza resecada diagnosticó la existencia de un Schwannoma benigno con marcadores positivos para vimentina y proteína S-100.


Introduction: Bile duct schwannoma is an extremely rare condition. We report a 45 years old male patient in whom during a rutinary ultrasound exam a liver cyst was detected. Magnetic resonance confirmed lesión and the histopathology of the resected specimen was a benign schwannoma proven by positive inmunoreaction to vimentina.


Subject(s)
Humans , Male , Middle Aged , Liver Neoplasms/diagnostic imaging , Neurilemmoma/diagnostic imaging , Biopsy , Ultrasonography , Liver Neoplasms/pathology , Neurilemmoma/pathology
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Arch. argent. pediatr ; 118(4): e410-e413, agosto 2020. ilus
Article in Spanish | LILACS, BINACIS | ID: biblio-1118594

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El schwannoma es un tumor primario, habitualmente, benigno, procedente de las células de Schwann, productoras de la vaina de mielina que recubre los nervios periféricos. Constituye menos del 10 % de los tumores intracraneales y es infrecuente en la edad pediátrica.Se presenta a un paciente de 6 años y 11 meses de edad, previamente sano, con antecedente de cefalea holocraneana intermitente asociado a proptosis y disminución de la agudeza visual del ojo izquierdo, epífora y estrabismo, con evidencia tomográfica de una masa retroocular. Se realizó la exéresis macroscópicamente completa, con diagnóstico anatomopatológico de schwannoma orbitario


Schwannoma is a usually benign primary tumor. It develops from the Schwann cells, which produce the myelin sheath that surrounds the peripheral nerves. It represents less than 10 % of the intracranial tumors, and it is infrequent in the pediatric age.We hereby present a 6-year-and-11-month-old previously healthy patient, with a history of intermittent generalized cephalea associated with proptosis and a diminished visual acuity of the left eye, epiphora and strabismus, with radiological evidence of retro-ocular mass. A macroscopically complete exeresis was performed, with an anatomopathological diagnosis of orbital schwannoma


Subject(s)
Humans , Male , Child , Schwann Cells , Neurilemmoma/diagnostic imaging , Orbit/injuries , Exophthalmos , Neoplasms , Neurilemmoma/surgery
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Article | IMSEAR | ID: sea-213123

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Peripheral nerve sheath tumors (PNST) are a group of heterogeneous, often benign and a rare condition that originates from the neuroectodermal or neural crest and display features that mirror the elements of the nerve. Schwannomas are one such peripheral nerve sheath tumors which entirely are made up of benign neoplastic Schwann cells. The objective of this case report is to highlight the diverse clinical presentations of these swellings. In this presentation, reporting three cases of PNST in which two presented with neurological symptoms of paraesthesia and pain and one who was asymptomatic swelling over his neck. All of whom were diagnosed with an alternate soft tissue swelling post clinical examination and taken up for excision as there were no significant clinical evidence for imaging. Intra-operatively we noted that all were closely related to the peripheral nerve of that anatomical region. Histopathological study revealed it to be PNST. PNST and schwannoma in particular although an entity that is not so common to come across in the surgical clinic we need to have and high indices of suspicion when associated close to peripheral nerves and symptomatic of a nerve involvement as we discuss here below.

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J Cancer Res Ther ; 2020 Jul; 16(3): 641-646
Article | IMSEAR | ID: sea-213673

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Schwannoma, a benign nerve sheath tumor, is quite rare and more so in jawbones. We report a rare case of a plexiform variant of mandibular schwannoma in a 12-year-old female with a swelling in the left mandible. Clinical features were suggestive of dentigerous cyst as a result of missing premolars and canine. Occlusal and panoramic radiography revealed an osteolytic lesion with scalloping margins, bicortical plate expansion, and agenesis of several teeth. Odontogenic keratocyst, central giant cell granuloma, odontogenic myxoma, and ameloblastic fibroma were given as radiological differential diagnoses. Histopathological examination revealed features of plexiform schwannoma which was given as the final diagnosis. The lesion was treated with surgical excision. Although odontogenic cysts/tumors are often thought of in differential diagnosis whenever well-defined radiolucencies in the jaw are encountered, it is prudent to include schwannoma. This exceptional case adds light to the fact that schwannoma should not be overlooked though it is a rare possibility and must be included in differential diagnosis of odontogenic cysts/tumors

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Article | IMSEAR | ID: sea-213207

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Schwannomas are benign tumors arising from the Schwann cells of nerve fibers. They are extremely rare in the pelvis accounting for only 1-3% of all schwannomas. These tumors are nonaggressive, slow growing, solitary neoplasms with an extremely low possibility of malignant transformation or recurrence after excision. We present a case of a 19 years old male with complaints of radiating pain from lower back to the left thigh associated with altered bowel and bladder habits. Following a detailed work up he underwent laparotomy and mass excision. Histopathological report revealed presacral schwannoma. Post-surgery patient improved symptomatically and is on regular follow up. There are a smaller number of cases of presacral schwannoma reported in the literature. Due to its outlandish striking presentation, diagnosis is very challenging. Although presacral schwannoma is rare, it should be considered as a differential diagnosis in the back of the mind of a surgeon while dealing a case of pelvic mass. In symptomatic and asymptomatic cases, surgical excision is the mainstay of treatment of these tumors.

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Article | IMSEAR | ID: sea-212983

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Schwannoma are benign tumours of nerve sheath. They are also called as neurilemmoma. They are rare tumours arising from peripheral nerves, though they can occur anywhere on the body. Schwannoma can arise from any peripheral nerves or spinal nerves. Since they arise from nerve sheath forming schwannoma cells, they are never seen in brain or spinal cord. Schwannoma are often associated with neurofibromatosis-2, schwannomatosis and Carney complex where it is inherited in an autosomal dominant manner. They care often asymptomatic and diagnosed incidentally. Symptoms of schwannoma are related to pressure effects over the surrounding structures, such as limb pain, tingling and numbness, deafness and facial weakness as in vestibular schwannoma. However, most schwannoma are detected incidentally as in the case reported below. A 48 years female was diagnosed with an asymptomatic left para renal lump, which was later confirmed to be a retroperitoneal schwannoma. The patient had no complaints with respect to the lump. The patient underwent a successful surgical excision and had an uneventful recovery.

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Article | IMSEAR | ID: sea-213056

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Gastric schwannoma (GS) is a rare neoplasm of the stomach. It accounts for 0.2% of all gastric tumors and is mostly benign, slow-growing, and asymptomatic. Gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GIST) are the most common mesenchymal tumors and up to 60-70% of GIST occur in the stomach. Schwannoma and GIST have similar radiological and endoscopic features making it extremely difficult to differentiate them preoperatively. Differential diagnosis of these two submucosal tumors is important because of the malignant potential of GIST and the relatively benign course of gastric schwannomas. This case stresses on the importance of including gastric schwannomas in the differential diagnosis of a submucosal gastric mass as it has the ability to mimic a gastrointestinal stromal tumor, which is a leading differential diagnosis because of its common occurrence at this site.

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Rev. Asoc. Odontol. Argent ; 108(1): 25-28, ene.-abr. 2020. ilus
Article in Spanish | LILACS | ID: biblio-1096717

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Objetivo: Describir el diagnóstico y la resolución de un caso clínico de schwannoma maligno mandibular, una neopla- sia extremadamente rara en la región maxilofacial y con alto porcentaje de mortalidad. Caso clínico: Un paciente masculino de 56 años de edad acudió a la consulta por trismus, dolor y no cierre de la herida posextracción en maxilar inferior, con una evolución de tres meses. Se le solicitó una tomografía computada que evidenció lesión osteolítica y pieza dentaria retenida en la zona afectada. Se realizó la biopsia excisional. El diagnósti- co fue schwannoma maligno mandibular. Nueve meses des- pués del tratamiento quirúrgico y coadyuvante, el paciente falleció. Conclusiones: La derivación a un especialista y el análisis histopatológico tempranos permiten diagnosticar a tiempo este tipo de neoplasias. El schwannoma maligno es una enfermedad agresiva, con una tasa de supervivencia baja, pero la intervención oportuna y el diagnóstico precoz mejoran el pronóstico y la sobrevida del paciente (AU)


Aim: Describe the diagnosis and resolution of a clini- cal case of malignant mandibular schwannoma. An extremely rare neoplasm in the maxillary facial region, and with a high percentage of mortality. Clinical case: A 56-year-old male patient attended the consultation due to trismus, pain and non-closure of the post-extraction wound in the lower jaw, with an evolution of three months. He was asked for a computed tomography scan, that showed an osteolytic lesion and retained tooth in the af- fected area. Excisional biopsy is performed. The diagnosis was malignant mandibular schwannoma. After surgical and adjuvant treatment, the patient dies nine months later. Conclusion: Early referral to a specialist and histo- pathological analysis will allow to diagnose this type of neoplasms early. Malignant schwannoma is recorded as an aggressive disease with a low survival rate, but timely inter- vention and early diagnosis improves the prognosis and pa- tient survival (AU)


Subject(s)
Humans , Male , Middle Aged , Mandibular Neoplasms , Neurofibrosarcoma/surgery , Neurofibrosarcoma/diagnosis , Argentina , Prognosis , Biopsy , Neurofibrosarcoma/mortality , Neurofibrosarcoma/diagnostic imaging , Oral Surgical Procedures , Dental Service, Hospital
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Rev. argent. cir ; 112(1): 51-54, mar. 2020. ilus
Article in English, Spanish | LILACS | ID: biblio-1125781

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El schwannoma es un tumor neurogénico que se presenta más frecuentemente en el ángulo costovertebral del mediastino posterior, pero también en otras localizaciones dentro del tórax. Habitualmente suele ser una masa única, encapsulada, bien definida, con un tamaño aproximado 2 a 10 cm. Presentamos el caso de un paciente de 66 años, derivado a nuestro hospital por una masa de 13 cm localizada en el hemitórax inferior izquierdo. Se realizó una biopsia, y la resonancia magnética corroboró el diagnóstico de un tumor mediastínico gigante de la vaina neural. Se procedió a su resección completa sin complicaciones.


Schwannomas are neurogenic tumors, commonly located in the costovertebral angle of the posterior mediastinum, but with many intrathoracic locations. They usually present as a solitary, well-circumscribed and encapsulated mass with a size between 2 and 10 cm. We report a case of a 66-year-old male, referred to our hospital for a mass located at the left lower hemithorax with 13 cm in size. A percutaneous biopsy was performed, and magnetic resonance imaging confirmed the diagnosis of a resectable giant mediastinal nerve sheath tumor. Surgery was performed without complications.


Subject(s)
Humans , Male , Aged , Lung Neoplasms/pathology , Neurilemmoma/diagnostic imaging , Thorax/diagnostic imaging , Thoracotomy , Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy/methods , Positron-Emission Tomography/methods , Electrocardiography
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