- Department of Neurosurgery, Salford Royal Foundation Trust, Salford, United Kingdom.
Mohammad Saleem Saleemi, Department of Neurosurgery, Salford Royal Foundation Trust, Salford, United Kingdom.
DOI:10.25259/SNI_151_2022Copyright: © 2022 Surgical Neurology International This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-Share Alike 4.0 License, which allows others to remix, transform, and build upon the work non-commercially, as long as the author is credited and the new creations are licensed under the identical terms.
How to cite this article: Mohammad Saleem Saleemi, Ahmed Ossama Yassin Abdelwahab, Muhammad Ossama Yassin Abdelwahab, K. Joshi George. A case of a giant thoracic schwannoma. 06-May-2022;13:188
How to cite this URL: Mohammad Saleem Saleemi, Ahmed Ossama Yassin Abdelwahab, Muhammad Ossama Yassin Abdelwahab, K. Joshi George. A case of a giant thoracic schwannoma. 06-May-2022;13:188. Available from: https://surgicalneurologyint.com/surgicalint-articles/11584/
Background: Giant solitary schwannomas are rare, benign, and typically slow-growing tumors reaching up to 20 cm in size.
Case Description: A 43-year-old male presented with shortness of breath and chest pain. The thoracic MRI showed a giant mass 15 cm in diameter filling the left chest cavity. The lesion was resected utilizing intrathoracic approach and required a multilevel approach. Vertebrectomy with instrumented fusion was performed. The pathological diagnosis was benign schwannoma without nuclear atypia. Postoperatively, the patient fully recovered without sequelae.
Conclusion: A 43-year-old male presented with a 15 cm diameter chest mass that proved to be a schwannoma that was resected without long-term sequelae.
Keywords: Ancient schwannoma, Fusion, Giant, Thoracic spine, Vertebrectomy
Spinal schwannomas are slow-growing benign tumors.[
A 43-year-old male presented with shortness of breath, bilateral upper limb tingling, and chest pain. The chest x-ray [
Preoperative MRI a massive left-sided chest tumor which measures approximately 10 × 15 × 12 cm in diameter with solid and metacystic appearance, there is an intraspinal component of this tumor which enters the spinal canal at the T6-7 level. (a) Coronal section T2, (b) sagittal section T2, and (c) axial section T2.
Rare giant solitary schwannomas
Giant solitary schwannomas are rare benign tumors that typically involve more than 2 vertebral levels and can range from a few millimeters to more than 20 cm.[
CT and MR studies of thoracic schwannomas
Studies of large/giant schwannomas have typical features on CT and MR studies [
Here, we reported a 15 cm diameter left-sided spinal T6-t7 foraminal/intrathoracic schwannoma that was totally excised utilizing a combined intraspinal/intrathoracic approach without further long-term sequelae.
The authors certify that they have obtained all appropriate patient consent.
There are no conflicts of interest.
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