Ancient schwannoma arising in a lymph node: Report of a case and review of the literature

S. Piana, M. C. Gelli, A. Cavazza, L. Serra, G. Gardini

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Abstract

We report a case of an intranodal schwannoma in a 79-year-old woman. The patient underwent a left colectomy for a colonic adenocarcinoma, with regional lymph node dissection. Macroscopic examination of the specimen revealed a well-circumscribed 4 cm nodule located in the pericolic fat. Macroscopically, it was interpreted as a metastatic lymph node. Microscopically, the nodule was composed of a proliferation of bland spindle cells, was immunohistochemically positive for S100 protein, and negative for smooth muscle actin, desmin, and cytokeratin. The pathological findings led to the diagnosis of a very rare case of primary schwannoma of the lymph node.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)51-54
Number of pages4
JournalPathology Research and Practice
Volume198
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2002

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Neurilemmoma
Lymph Nodes
Desmin
S100 Proteins
Colectomy
Keratins
Lymph Node Excision
Smooth Muscle
Actins
Adenocarcinoma
Fats

Keywords

  • Immunohistochemistry
  • Lymph node
  • Neurilemmoma
  • Palisaded myofibroblastoma
  • Schwannoma

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine

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Ancient schwannoma arising in a lymph node : Report of a case and review of the literature. / Piana, S.; Gelli, M. C.; Cavazza, A.; Serra, L.; Gardini, G.

In: Pathology Research and Practice, Vol. 198, No. 1, 2002, p. 51-54.

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