Giant Posterior Mediastinal Ancient Schwannoma Requiring Thoracoabdominal Resection: A Case Report and Literature Review

Benjamin Quartey, Jeffrey Lenert, Subrato J Deb, Leonard R Henry


Posterior mediastinal schwannomas are benign, slow growing nerve sheath tumors and rarely cause symptoms. We present a case of a 47-year-old man who presents with severe mid-back pain and dyspnea on exertion. Chest radiograph and computed topography revealed a large posterior mediastinum mass. Surgical resection required en bloc resection of a portion of the diaphragm, and wedge resection of the left lower lobe of the lung via left thoracoabdominal approach. Pathology was consistent with ancient schwannoma. This case is unique due to the location and size of the mass and the surgical approach required for complete resection.

World J Oncol. 2011;2(4):191-194


Giant; Schwannomas; Posterior mediastinum; Thoraco-abdominal

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