ISSN : 1301-5680
e-ISSN : 2149-8156
Turkish Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery     
Intercostal nerve schwannoma: a case report
Koray Dural, Bülent Koçer, Nesimi Günal, Gültekin Gülbahar, Ünal Sakıncı
Ankara Numune Eğitim ve Araştırma Hastanesi, Göğüs Cerrahisi Kliniği, Ankara
Schwannomas are solitary, capsulated and asymptomatic lesions that originate from nerve sheath or schwann cells. Although intrathoracic lesions are mostly located in mediastinum, they rarely originate from intercostal nerves. We report a case of schwannoma arising from an intercostal nerve in 26-year-old man, with back pain and undergoing resection in the chest wall. The pain relieved after surgical treatment.
Keywords : Neurilemmoma; schwannoma; chest wall tumor; chest pain
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