Surgery Today

, Volume 37, Issue 6, pp 500–502

Esophageal Schwannoma: Report of a Case


  • Toshiteru Tokunaga
    • Department of Surgery (E1)Osaka University Graduate School of Medicine
  • Shin-ichi Takeda
    • Department of General Thoracic SurgeryToneyama National Hospital
  • Jun-ichi Sumimura
    • Department of General SurgeryHabikino Prefectural Hospital
  • Hajime Maeda
    • Department of General Thoracic SurgeryToneyama National Hospital
Case Reports

DOI: 10.1007/s00595-006-3436-x

Cite this article as:
Tokunaga, T., Takeda, S., Sumimura, J. et al. Surg Today (2007) 37: 500. doi:10.1007/s00595-006-3436-x


We report a case of esophageal schwannoma in a 46-year-old woman who presented with rapidly progressive dyspnea and dysphagia. Chest computed tomography showed a large mediastinal mass, which was extrinsically compressing the trachea, widely adjacent to the upper thoracic esophagus. We performed an axillary right thoracotomy to enucleate the tumor, which was located in the esophageal muscle layer. A definite diagnosis of esophageal schwannoma was made from the pathologic findings, which included positive immunohistochemical staining for S-100 protein and negative staining for c-kit and CD34.

Key words

EsophagusBenign diseaseMediastinal tumor

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