Ancient schwannoma mimicking a thyroid mass with retrosternal extension

Pillai, Suresh and Agarwal, Ashish Chandra and Mathew, Mary and Nayak, Dipak Ranjan (2013) Ancient schwannoma mimicking a thyroid mass with retrosternal extension. BMJ Case Report. pp. 1-3.

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We report the case of a middle-aged hypothyroid woman presenting with a neck swelling, voice change and breathing difficulty. On evaluation, she was diagnosed to have goitre with retrosternal extension. The mass was surgically excised and a histopathological report of ancient schwannoma was obtained. A review of literature on schwannomas of the head and neck was carried out. An ancient schwannoma should be considered as one of the differential diagnosis of a cervical mass, even though the clinical presentation point towards a thyroid swelling. At 6 months follow-up, the patient was found to be asymptomatic except for a hoarse voice.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Medicine > KMC Manipal > ENT
Medicine > KMC Manipal > Pathology
Depositing User: KMC Manipal
Date Deposited: 06 Sep 2013 04:06
Last Modified: 06 Sep 2013 04:06

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