Surgery Today

, Volume 37, Issue 6, pp 500–502

Esophageal Schwannoma: Report of a Case

  • Toshiteru Tokunaga
  • Shin-ichi Takeda
  • Jun-ichi Sumimura
  • Hajime Maeda
Case Reports


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

Esophagus Benign disease Mediastinal tumor 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Toshiteru Tokunaga
    • 2
  • Shin-ichi Takeda
    • 1
  • Jun-ichi Sumimura
    • 3
  • Hajime Maeda
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of General Thoracic SurgeryToneyama National HospitalOsakaJapan
  2. 2.Department of Surgery (E1)Osaka University Graduate School of MedicineOsakaJapan
  3. 3.Department of General SurgeryHabikino Prefectural HospitalOsakaJapan

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