Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery

, Volume 12, Issue 4, pp 761–763

An Obstructing Large Schwannoma in the Esophagus

Authors

  • Ho Young Yoon
    • Department of SurgeryYonsei University College of Medicine
    • Department of SurgeryYonsei University College of Medicine
  • Yoon Hee Lee
    • Department of PathologyYonsei University College of Medicine
  • Ho Geun Kim
    • Department of PathologyYonsei University College of Medicine
Article

DOI: 10.1007/s11605-007-0291-z

Cite this article as:
Yoon, H.Y., Kim, C.B., Lee, Y.H. et al. J Gastrointest Surg (2008) 12: 761. doi:10.1007/s11605-007-0291-z

Abstract

Esophageal schwannoma is very rare neoplasm, which is difficult to diagnose by endoscopy or radiologic evaluations. The diagnosis is not confirmed until immunohistochemical tests are performed after a surgeon has resected the lesion. We present the case of a 65-year-old male patient with an esophageal schwannoma having a palpable neck mass and severe dysphagia. The postoperative pathological findings revealed a strong immunoactivity to S-100 protein but negative activity to smooth muscle actin and C-kit. These results support the characteristics of schwannoma in the tumor.

Keywords

EsophagusSchwannomaS-100 protein

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