J Korean Soc Radiol.  2015 May;72(5):358-363. 10.3348/jksr.2015.72.5.358.

Isolated Colonic Schwannoma in the Ascending Colon: A Case Report and Literature Review of Schwannomas in the Large Intestine

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  • 1Department of Radiology, Haeundae Paik Hospital, Inje University College of Medicine, Busan, Korea. chosai81@gmail.com
  • 2Department of Pathology, Haeundae Paik Hospital, Inje University College of Medicine, Busan, Korea.

Abstract

Schwannomas are benign mesenchymal spindle cell tumors arising from the Schwann cells that form the peripheral neural sheath. Several recent studies indicate that although reports of gastrointestinal schwannomas have increased with advanced technological developments in immunohistochemical staining, isolated colonic schwannomas are extremely rare. Moreover, it is known to be somewhat difficult to diagnose colonic schwannoma before surgical operation. In this paper, we report a case of isolated schwannoma that was incidentally discovered in the ascending colon, along with a review of few recent literatures.


MeSH Terms

Colon*
Colon, Ascending*
Intestine, Large*
Neurilemmoma*
Schwann Cells
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