Case report: Benign porta hepatic schwannoma

Kulkarni, Naveen and Andrews, Sajan J and Rao, VRK and Rajagopal, KV (2009) Case report: Benign porta hepatic schwannoma. Indian Journal of Radiology and Imaging, 19 (3). pp. 213-215. ISSN 0971-3026

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Schwannoma is a myelin sheath tumor that can occur almost anywhere in the body. The most common locations are the central nervous system, extremities, neck, mediastinum and retroperitoneum. Benign schwannomas in the porta hepatis are extremely rare and radiologically are diagnosed as either enlarged lymph nodes or bowel masses, such as gastrointestinal stromal tumors. In this location they usually produce symptoms by compressing adjacent structures and often present with obstructive jaundice. The preoperative diagnosis can be extremely difficult.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Obstructive jaundice; porta hepatis; schwannoma.
Subjects: Medicine > KMC Manipal > Radiology
Depositing User: KMC Manipal
Date Deposited: 28 Jul 2015 11:49
Last Modified: 28 Jul 2015 11:49

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