A giant retroperitoneal schwannoma in pregnancy: a rare case report and review of literature

Authors

  • Aditya Prasad Padhy Department of General Surgery, Kalinga Institute of Medical Sciences, Bhubaneswar, Odisha http://orcid.org/0000-0002-2448-2409
  • Prathmesh Mishra Department of General Surgery, Kalinga Institute of Medical Sciences, Bhubaneswar, Odisha
  • Deepak Das Department of General Surgery, Kalinga Institute of Medical Sciences, Bhubaneswar, Odisha
  • Nishant Agarwal Department of General Surgery, Kalinga Institute of Medical Sciences, Bhubaneswar, Odisha

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.18203/2349-2902.isj20202434

Keywords:

Giant, Retroperitoneal, Schwanoma, Neurogenic, Pregnancy

Abstract

Retroperitoneal schwannomas are though more common among females, are very much rare tumors arising from sheath of nerves. Also, extremely rare during pregnancy. Very few articles till date are there regarding retroperitoneal schwannomas that’s too in pregnant female. Usually these are symptomatic unless causing some compression to other intra-abdominal structures like vessels or bowel and usually malignant. As its retroperitoneal very difficult to diagnose it. So, with proper investigations and radiological imaging, first have to find out the differential diagnosis prior to planning for surgery.

Author Biographies

Aditya Prasad Padhy, Department of General Surgery, Kalinga Institute of Medical Sciences, Bhubaneswar, Odisha

MS Surgery

Prathmesh Mishra, Department of General Surgery, Kalinga Institute of Medical Sciences, Bhubaneswar, Odisha

General Surgery

Deepak Das, Department of General Surgery, Kalinga Institute of Medical Sciences, Bhubaneswar, Odisha

SR, MS General Surgery

Nishant Agarwal, Department of General Surgery, Kalinga Institute of Medical Sciences, Bhubaneswar, Odisha

Resident General Surgery

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Published

2020-05-26

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Case Reports