Two case reports of esophageal schwannoma and literature review of case reports

Kazuhiko Shien, Isao Nozaki, Takaya Kobatake, Kouzi Ohta, Yoshiro Kubo, Minoru Tanada, Akira Kurita

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We report two cases of esophageal schwannoma. A 66-year-old woman (case 1) and a 56-year-old man (case 2) were admitted for abnormal shadows pointed out in barium esophagography. In case 1, an esophageal sub-mucosal tumor was resected by transthoracic esophagectomy with gastric tube reconstruction. In case 2, esophageal tumor was enucleated by thoracoscopic surgery. To remove the tumor from the muscular layer, a Sangstaken-Blakemore tube (S-B tube) was used intraoperatively inserted into the esophagus preoperatively. Both tumors consisted histopathologically of spindle-shaped cell bundles and S-100 protein expression was im-munohistochemically confirmed in both tumors. The definitive diagnose was benign esophageal schwannoma in both cases. Esophageal schwannoma is extremely rare, and we review 26 cases from the Japanese literature.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1106-1111
Number of pages6
JournalJapanese Journal of Gastroenterological Surgery
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2010
Externally publishedYes


  • Esophagus
  • Schwannoma
  • Submucosal tumor

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Gastroenterology


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