Retroperitoneal Schwannoma: A Case Report and Review of The Literature

Aslan Y., Aydin A. O., Tekdogan U. Y., Atan A.

JOURNAL OF NEUROLOGICAL SCIENCES-TURKISH, vol.27, no.3, pp.353-358, 2010 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 27 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.353-358
  • Gazi University Affiliated: No


A 32 year-old woman admitted to our clinic with right flank pain. Her abdominal computed tomography showed a huge mass in the right adrenal area, compressing the right kidney. The mass had a regular surface and consisted of cystic and necrotic areas. The left kidney and the adrenal gland had a normal appearance. The magnetic resonance imaging demonstrated that the lesion originated from neural foramina of the lumbar area. The mass was freed from the spinal cord and was completely resected using posterior and retroperitoneal approach. Histopathological examination of the specimen revealed a degenerate schwannoma. Patient was discharged on the 4(th) day after the operation without any complication. The patient has been uneventful until the 6(th) month of follow up.