Intrathoracic vagal nerve schwannoma preoperative diagnosis is correct because of clinical and characteristic CT findings--a case report and review of the literature

I. Suemitsu, H. Maeda, S. Toyooka, S. Hato, M. Kaji, T. Ohya

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Abstract

A 60-year-old man was operated with the clinical diagnosis of intrathoracic vagal nerve schwannoma because of characteristic CT findings and no symptom of neurofibromatosis. Thoracoscopic surgery was performed and it was confirmed pathologically. Intrathoracic vagal nerve tumor is rare, so preoperative diagnosis seems to be difficult. We review the intrathoracic vagal nerve tumors reported in Japan (52 cases of schwannoma and 9 cases of neurofibroma), and analyzed the tumor location, furthermore, the relationship of neurofibromatosis and schwannoma and neurofibroma on vagal nerve tumor.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)312-317
Number of pages6
JournalThe Japanese journal of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery : official publication of the Japanese Association for Thoracic Surgery = Nihon Kyōbu Geka Gakkai zasshi
Volume46
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 1998
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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