Case report: Benign porta hepatic schwannoma

Naveen Kulkarni, Sajan Andrews, V. R K Rao, K. Rajagopal

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)213-215
Number of pages3
JournalIndian Journal of Radiology and Imaging
Volume19
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Aug 1 2009

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Keywords

  • Obstructive jaundice
  • Porta hepatis
  • Schwannoma

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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