Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery

, Volume 12, Issue 4, pp 761–763

An Obstructing Large Schwannoma in the Esophagus

  • Ho Young Yoon
  • Choong Bai Kim
  • Yoon Hee Lee
  • Ho Geun Kim


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.


Esophagus Schwannoma S-100 protein 


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© The Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract 2007

Authors and Affiliations

  • Ho Young Yoon
    • 1
  • Choong Bai Kim
    • 1
  • Yoon Hee Lee
    • 2
  • Ho Geun Kim
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of SurgeryYonsei University College of MedicineSeoulSouth Korea
  2. 2.Department of PathologyYonsei University College of MedicineSeoulSouth Korea

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