Thoracoscopic resection of mediastinal cystic schwannoma

F. Facciolo, A. Sposi, M. Catarci, G. Della Rocca, M. Carboni, C. Ricci

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Mediastinal cystic schwannoma is of very rare occurrence. Our patient came with chest pain of 6 months duration. Abnormal shadow on chest x-ray was found. A sharp dissection space was evident by computed tomography (CT-scan) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) between the tumor, the left pulmonary artery, and the descending aorta. The patient underwent surgical removal using thoracoscopic surgery. Postoperative discomfort was markedly reduced and hospitalization short. We can conclude that interventional thoracoscopy is a safe, well-tolerated procedure, with excellent therapeutic potentials.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)447-449
Number of pages3
JournalSurgical Endoscopy and Other Interventional Techniques
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - Sep 1993


  • Computed tomography (CT-scan)
  • Cystic schwannoma
  • Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
  • Mediastinal tumor
  • One-lung ventilation (OLV)
  • Thoracoscopic resection

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery

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