Malignant schwannoma of the upper mediastinum originating from the vagus nerve

Fumihiro Shoji, Riichiroh Maruyama, Tatsuro Okamoto, Hiroshi Wataya, Kenichi Nishiyama, Yukito Ichinose

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Background: Malignant schwannoma of the upper mediastinum originating from the vagus nerve is extremely rare. Case presentation: A 46-year-old female was admitted for a left cervical mass which was associated with both hoarseness and Horner's syndrome. Chest computed tomography showed a mass extending from the left upper mediastinum to the left supraclavicular area. A fine needle aspiration cytological examination suggested primary lung cancer stage IIIB large cell carcinoma. After administering induction chemo-radiotherapy, a complete surgical resection was performed. The tumor was found to involve both the left vagus nerve and the left sympathetic nerve. Histological examination of the resected specimen revealed the tumor to be malignant schwannoma. Conclusion: Despite incorrect preoperative diagnosis, the multimodality treatment administered in this case, including induction chemo-radiotherapy and surgery, proved to be effective.

Original languageEnglish
Article number65
JournalWorld Journal of Surgical Oncology
Volume3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Oct 6 2005

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Vagus Nerve
Neurilemmoma
Mediastinum
Radiotherapy
Horner Syndrome
Large Cell Carcinoma
Hoarseness
Fine Needle Biopsy
Lung Neoplasms
Neoplasms
Thorax
Tomography
Therapeutics

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Cancer Research
  • Surgery

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Shoji, F., Maruyama, R., Okamoto, T., Wataya, H., Nishiyama, K., & Ichinose, Y. (2005). Malignant schwannoma of the upper mediastinum originating from the vagus nerve. World Journal of Surgical Oncology, 3, [65]. https://doi.org/10.1186/1477-7819-3-65

Malignant schwannoma of the upper mediastinum originating from the vagus nerve. / Shoji, Fumihiro; Maruyama, Riichiroh; Okamoto, Tatsuro; Wataya, Hiroshi; Nishiyama, Kenichi; Ichinose, Yukito.

In: World Journal of Surgical Oncology, Vol. 3, 65, 06.10.2005.

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Shoji, Fumihiro ; Maruyama, Riichiroh ; Okamoto, Tatsuro ; Wataya, Hiroshi ; Nishiyama, Kenichi ; Ichinose, Yukito. / Malignant schwannoma of the upper mediastinum originating from the vagus nerve. In: World Journal of Surgical Oncology. 2005 ; Vol. 3.
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