ISSN 1941-5923


Retroperitoneal schwannomas

Dousan Veliovits, Aliki Fiska, Georgios Zorbas, Antonios-Apostolos K. Tentes

Am J Case Rep 2012; 13:244-246

DOI: 10.12659/AJCR.883494

Published: 2012-10-04

Background:    Retroperitoneal schwannomas are very rare and are usually found incidentally.
    Cases Report:    Two rare cases of retroperitoneal schwannomas are reported. Both were incidentally found during US scans for non-specific epigastric pain and were initially diagnosed as non-secreting retroperitoneal tumors. The diagnosis was confirmed by CT scan. In both patients the tumors were resected. The definitive diagnosis was possible by histopathology.
    Conclusions:    Although the preoperative assessment of a retroperitoneal tumor may be indicative of a retroperitoneal schwannoma, the definitive diagnosis is possible only by histopathology after surgical removal of the tumor.

Keywords: schwannoma, retroperitoneum, adrenal gland