ISSN : 1301-5680
e-ISSN : 2149-8156
Turkish Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery     
An asymptomatic schwannoma originating from an intercostal nerve: A case report
Aslı Gül Akgül1, Ufuk Çobanoğlu2, Ziya Kurban Yurt1
1Department of Thoracic Surgery, Hakkari State Hospital, Hakkari, Turkey
2Department of Thoracic Surgery, Medical Faculty of Yüzüncü Yıl University, Van, Turkey
DOI : 10.5606/tgkdc.dergisi.2012.132
Schwannomas are usually solitary, encapsulated, and asymptomatic lesions which mostly originate from the nerve sheath or schwann cells. The majority of these lesions of the thoracic cavity are located in the mediastinum. In this article, we report a rare case of an intercostal nerve schwannoma.
Keywords : Intercostal nerve; schwannoma; surgery
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