Journal of Dr. NTR University of Health Sciences

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2012  |  Volume : 1  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 58--59

Retroperitoneal schwannoma


T Karthik, K Devanandam, RK Shastri, K Ramesh 
 Department of Surgery, Dr. Pinnamaneni Siddartha Institute of Medical Sciences and Research Foundation, Gannavaram, Andhra Pradesh, India

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T Karthik
Department of Surgery, Dr. Pinnamaneni Siddartha Institute of Medical Sciences and Research Foundation, Chinnaoutpalli, Gannavaram, Andhra Pradesh
India

Retroperitoneal schwannomas are rare tumors originating from Schwann cells of peripheral nerve ending and are uncommon (0.5-1.2%). Absence of typical clinical picture and lack of specific signs make preoperative diagnosis hard to ascertain. We report a case of a 45-year-old male who presented with constipation and difficulty in micturition for 5 days. Ultrasound abdomen showed a large mass of 13 cm × 10 cm with internal echoes posterior to urinary bladder and was confirmed by contrast enhanced computed tomography abdomen. A complete resection of mass without injuring the adjacent structures was carried out through a midline laparotomy. Histopathological evaluation and immunohistochemistry documented a benign retroperitoneal schwannoma.Retroperitoneal schwannomas are rare tumors originating from Schwann cells of peripheral nerve ending and are uncommon (0.5-1.2%). Absence of typical clinical picture and lack of specific signs make preoperative diagnosis hard to ascertain. We report a case of a 45-year-old male who presented with constipation and difficulty in micturition for 5 days. Ultrasound abdomen showed a large mass of 13 cm × 10 cm with internal echoes posterior to urinary bladder and was confirmed by contrast enhanced computed tomography abdomen. A complete resection of mass without injuring the adjacent structures was carried out through a midline laparotomy. Histopathological evaluation and immunohistochemistry documented a benign retroperitoneal schwannoma.


How to cite this article:
Karthik T, Devanandam K, Shastri R K, Ramesh K. Retroperitoneal schwannoma.J NTR Univ Health Sci 2012;1:58-59


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Karthik T, Devanandam K, Shastri R K, Ramesh K. Retroperitoneal schwannoma. J NTR Univ Health Sci [serial online] 2012 [cited 2021 Jan 20 ];1:58-59
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