The journal «Practical oncology» / Т. 20, №1, 2019, The most important events in Oncology in 2018

SCHWANNOMA OF THE POSTERIOR MEDIASTINUM (LITERATURE REVIEW AND RARE CLINICAL CASE)

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DOI: https://www.doi.org/10.31917/2001080
Abstract:

This article presents a literature review on posterior mediastinal schwannoma. Morphological features, diagnostics and principles of treatment of posterior mediastinal schwannoma are stated.

A rare clinical case is presented-schwannoma of the posterior mediastinum with distribution into the retroperitoneal space through the triangle of the diaphragm Bochdalek. The difficulty of diagnosis of schwannoma is primarily due to the anatomical features of the retroperitoneal space, the vastness and elasticity of which allows the tumor for a long time not to manifest itself clinically, and at the time of detection the tumor can reach significant sizes. The correct recognition of the tumor spread from the pleural cavity of the posterior mediastinum to the retroperitoneal space through the triangle
of the diaphragm Bochdalek made it possible to determine the optimal surgical approach and radically remove the giant
sutured unit.

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