Ancient schwannoma: a rare retroperitoneal tumor

Authors

  • Mrinalini Borkar Department of Surgery, Indira Gandhi Government Medical College, Nagpur, Maharashtra, India
  • Shilpa Borse Department of Surgery, Indira Gandhi Government Medical College, Nagpur, Maharashtra, India
  • Dhiraj Sagrule Department of Surgery, Indira Gandhi Government Medical College, Nagpur, Maharashtra, India
  • Arpit Deo Department of Surgery, Indira Gandhi Government Medical College, Nagpur, Maharashtra, India
  • Gopal Gadade Department of Surgery, Indira Gandhi Government Medical College, Nagpur, Maharashtra, India

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.18203/2349-2902.isj20230992

Keywords:

Retroperitoneal tumor, Retroperitoneal schwannoma, Ancient schwannomas

Abstract

Schwannoma is a tumor of soft tissue, originating from Schwann cells which rarely appears in the retroperitoneal region. Retroperitoneal ancient schwannomas are rare tumors, more usually found in the head, neck and flexor surfaces of the extremities. Ancient schwannomas are a subtype of classic schwannoma with a predominance of degenerative changes like calcifications, hemosiderin deposition, interstitial fibrosis, vascular hyaline degeneration. We report a case of 60 years old female with complaints of vague pain in upper abdomen with discomfort since 6 months. Following imaging studies, retroperitoneal mass was found. The patient underwent surgery and excision of mass was done. Histopathological examination showed degenerative changes which was consistent with ancient schwannoma. No evidence of recurrence appeared during follow up period.

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Published

2023-03-31

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