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Benign Pigmented Schwannoma of the Great Omentum: Report of a Rare Case and Review of the Literature.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  21103279     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Schwannoma in the abdomen is an uncommon neoplasm that occurs most frequently in the cranial and peripheral nerves; it is extremely rare in the great omentum and only 6 cases of schwannoma of the great omentum have been observed previously. We report the case of a schwannoma found in the great omentum of a 55-year-old man who was treated with laparoscopic surgery. Though it was difficult to diagnose preoperatively, the tumor showed malignant potential by rapidly increasing in size. Histologically it was configured by a well-encapsulated round mass measuring 30 × 18 × 15 mm in diameter. Immunohistochemically most of the neoplastic cells reacted moderately to NSE, NCAM and S-100 protein. We document the clinicopathological study of a schwannoma of the great omentum, followed by a review of the literature.
Authors:
Yusuke Tanoue; Nobutaka Tanaka; Motoki Nagai; Yoshio Suzuki
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2009-8-28
Journal Detail:
Title:  Case reports in gastroenterology     Volume:  3     ISSN:  1662-0631     ISO Abbreviation:  Case Rep Gastroenterol     Publication Date:  2009  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-11-24     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101474819     Medline TA:  Case Rep Gastroenterol     Country:  -    
Other Details:
Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  222-229     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
Department of General Surgery, Asahi General Hospital, Asahi, Japan.
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