Totally Cystic Schwannoma in the posterior mediastinum on right side- A rare presentation


Totally Cystic Schwannoma in the posterior mediastinum on right side- A rare presentation


Amarjit singh, K S Sidhu, Shivaji Rai, Karandeep singh.

Department of Cardio-Thoracic and Vascular Surgery, Government Medical College, Amritsar, India


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A 54 year old female presented with a short history of dyspnoea on exertion and pain right hypochondrium, radiating to back. X-Ray chest showed a well-defined opaque mass in the posterior mediastinum. A computed Tomography (C T) scan chest done revealed a thick walled cystic lesion in the posterior mediastinum compressing the right lower lobe bronchus along with minimal pleural effusion on same side. Ultrasound guided aspiration was done and clear watery fluid aspirated. Standard postero-lateral thoracotomy was under taken and the whole cystic mass was excised. Postoperative period was uneventful. Histopathological examination of the cyst wall revealed it to be a cystic schwannoma.


Keywords: Cystic mass, Posterior mediastinum, Thorax, Thoracotomy, Schwannoma.


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How to cite this article:
Amarjit singh, K S Sidhu, Shivaji Rai,Karandeep singh.Totally Cystic Schwannoma in the posterior mediastinum on right side- A rare presentation. International Journal of Case Reports, 2018 2:21. DOI: 10.28933/ijcr-2018-05-0301.


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