Primary tracheal schwannoma: a case report

Dincer S. I., DEMİR A., KARA H. V., Fener N., Altin S.

ACTA CHIRURGICA BELGICA, vol.106, no.2, pp.254-256, 2006 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 106 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2006
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/00015458.2006.11679887
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.254-256
  • Istanbul University Affiliated: No


We present a rare case of primary tracheal schwannoma in a 49-year-old man who had experienced obstructive airway symptoms for 4 years. Computed Tomography (CT) showed an intratracheal polipoid mass lesion originating from the left lateral wall. Fibre-optic bronchoscopy revealed the diagnosis of an intratracheal poylpoid mass obstructing 70% of the lumen. After diagnosing a benign lesion by punch biopsies with bronchoscopy, thoracotomy was performed and the tumour was totally excised. Histopathological examination revealed a benign neurogenic tumour of schwann cell origin.