Ancient schwannoma presenting as a thoracic mass
Ancient schwannoma is a rare variant of schwannoma, histologically showing atypical features that may result in erroneous diagnosis of a malignant tumor. There are only few reported cases in literature.
We report a case of a 34-year-old man who was found to have giant mediastinal tumor. He underwent thoracotomy to remove the mass, which was proven to be ancient schwannoma on histopathology.
Clinical and radiological findings are important aids for further consideration of surgical removal of these potentially respectable tumors with good outcome.
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