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
Article

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

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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