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ABSTRACT: We report a case of esophageal schwannoma in a 62-year-old woman with a 10-month history of dysphagia and dyspnea. Chest computed tomography showed a giant mediastinal mass with a maximum diameter of 9 cm, extrinsically compressing the trachea and esophagus. With a large esophageal mucosal defect and poor blood supply after removal of the tumor, we had to perform partial esophagectomy and esophagogastrostomy in the right thorax (Ivor-Lewis procedure). Pathologic and immunohistochemical examinations revealed a benign esophageal schwannoma.
The Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeon 07/2012; · 0.93 Impact Factor