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Case Report Giant esophageal schwannoma.
Min Jae Kim, Joon Cheol Song, Il Kim, Jin Tak Yun, Young Woo Kim, Young Choi, Yeon Ho Joo, Chang Hyun Kang
Journal of Yeungnam Medical Science 2016;33(1):21-24
Published online: June 30, 2016
1Department of Internal Medicine, The Catholic University of Korea College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.
2Department of Internal Medicine, Changwon Fatima Hospital, Changwon, Korea.
3Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Seoul National University Hospital College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.
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Esophageal schwannoma is a very rare submucosal tumor. We report successful management of esophageal schwannoma in a 41-year-old man who complained of progressively worsening dysphagia. A huge submucosal tumor was found via endoscopy and a chest computed tomography scan. Esophagectomy was performed with no post-operative complications. Post-operative immunohistochemistry staining showed a positive result for S-100 and negative results for c-kit and CD34. The post-operative mild dysphagia persisted, and the follow-up endoscopic findings revealed anastomosis site stenosis. Approximately 2 months later, we performed endoscopic balloon dilatation. We report herein a case of esophageal schwannoma with reviews.

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