Schwannoma arising from brachial plexus with intrathoracic extension; report of a case

Masafumi Noda, M. Minowa, T. Hosaka, S. Takahashi, M. Handa, Takashi Kondo

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Abstract

We report a case of schwannoma arising from brachial plexus with intrathoracic extension. An 18-year-old man demonstrated a tumor shadow at the right pulmonary apex area. In the 2-months of follow-up, tumor size had been growing rapidly. Chest computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) revealed a giant tumor mass infiltrated right lung. We perfomed operation under the posterolateral incision approach. The pathological diagnosis was schwannoma. We resected this tumor safely and conserved with the seventh, eighth cervical nerve of the brachial plexus under posterolateral incision approach.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)78-81
Number of pages4
JournalKyobu geka. The Japanese journal of thoracic surgery
Volume58
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2005 Jan

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  • Medicine(all)

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