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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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
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2002


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

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine


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