Trattamento videotoracoscopico dei tumori benigni della parete toracica. Rapporto su di un caso di neurilemmoma

Translated title of the contribution: Videothoracoscopic treatment of benign tumors of the chest wall. Report of a case of neurilemmoma

G. Torzilli, M. Rasini, G. C. Cremascoli, V. Lumachi, M. Catena, N. Olivari

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Abstract

Intercostal nerve sheat tumors are rare and normally benign tumors. The successful thoracoscopic resection of an intercostal neurilemmoma is reported. It occurred in an asymptomatic 44 year-old woman. Diagnostic flowchart consisted in an enhanced CT of the chest and in a fine needle biopsy under CT guidance of the chest wall mass. The videothoracoscopic resection was carried out with three small incisions, in a relatively brief time and without high technical difficulties. Postoperative course was uneventful and the patient was discharged in the fourth postoperative day. In authors' opinion thoracoscopic approach is actually mandatory as a first attempt to cure benign neurogenic tumors of the chest wall.

Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)791-793
Number of pages3
JournalMinerva Chirurgica
Volume53
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - Oct 1998

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Torzilli, G., Rasini, M., Cremascoli, G. C., Lumachi, V., Catena, M., & Olivari, N. (1998). Trattamento videotoracoscopico dei tumori benigni della parete toracica. Rapporto su di un caso di neurilemmoma. Minerva Chirurgica, 53(10), 791-793.