Esophageal Plexiform Schwannoma.
ABSTRACT We report a patient with a plexiform schwannoma located in the cervical part of the esophagus. A large pedunculated intraluminal polyp, originating in the postcricoid region and protruding into the oropharynx, was found in association with multiple submucosal nodules. Both the intraluminal polyp and submucosal nodules consisted of cellular schwannomatous tissue. The patient showed no signs of neurofibromatosis or schwannomatosis. Plexiform schwannomas are uncommon tumors, mainly confined to the dermis and subcutis of trunk, head, and neck region and upper extremities. Visceral examples are vanishingly rare, and a location in the esophagus has not yet been described. The intruiging mode of presentation in the present case, mimicking that of so-called giant esophageal fibrovascular polyp, probably relates to mechanical factors inherent to the unique esophageal location, Int J Surg Pathol 8(4):353-357, 2000
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ABSTRACT: Schwannoma is a benign neoplasia of the peripheral nerve sheath. Its localization in the gastrointestinal tract, and in particular in the esophagus, is very rare. According to the existing literature esophageal schwannoma has been reported so far only in adult patients. We report the case of an 11 year old patient with neurofibromatosis, type 2, who underwent surgical excision of a plexiform schwannoma of the esophagus.Journal of Pediatric Surgery 08/2009; 44(7):1458-61. DOI:10.1016/j.jpedsurg.2009.03.029 · 1.31 Impact Factor
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ABSTRACT: Plexiform schwannoma is a benign peripheral nerve sheath tumor composed exclusively of Schwann cells arranged in a plexiform pattern. Most plexiform schwannomas are skin tumors and visceral localization is very rare. To our knowledge, there are six cases localized in visceral organs. We describe herein the first known case of plexiform schwannoma of the rectum resected by endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD). A 77-year-old woman presented with a short history of anal pain. Sigmoidoscopy demonstrated a submucosal tumor, 20 mm in diameter, of the rectum below the peritoneal reflection (Rb). We resected the tumorby ESD. The tumor consisted of multiple white nodules in the submucosal layer. Microscopic examination revealed that the tumor was composed mainly of Antoni A tissue, compatible with conventional schwannoma. Immunohistochemically, the tumor was positive for S-100, and negative for α-smooth muscle actin, c-kit and CD-34. No evidence of recurrence has been found in 2 years of follow up.Digestive Endoscopy 12/2012; 26(1). DOI:10.1111/den.12022 · 1.61 Impact Factor
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