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Intrathoracic phrenic nerve neurofibroma.
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PMID:  21440109     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
The usual location of intrathoracic neurogenic tumors is the posterior mediastinum. Those in a mediastinal anterior or middle location arise from the intrathoracic phrenic nerve, which is extremely rare and causes a problem for etiologic diagnosis. We report what is, to our knowledge, the second case of a mediastinal neurofibroma originating from the phrenic nerve of a 59-year-old woman without von Recklinghausen disease. Diagnosis was suggested by the radiologic features and confirmed by histologic aspects after excision. The prognosis after complete resection is excellent.
Mohamed Smahi; Marouane Lakranbi; Yassine Ouadnouni; Abdelatif Bouarhroum; Hicham Sbai; Kaoutar Znati; Nabil Kanjaa
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Annals of thoracic surgery     Volume:  91     ISSN:  1552-6259     ISO Abbreviation:  Ann. Thorac. Surg.     Publication Date:  2011 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-03-28     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  15030100R     Medline TA:  Ann Thorac Surg     Country:  Netherlands    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  e57-8     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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Copyright © 2011 The Society of Thoracic Surgeons. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Department of Thoracic Surgery, University Hospital Hassan II-Fez, Morocco.
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