RETROPERITONEAL SCHWANNOMA, UNCOMMON LOCATION OF A BENIGN TUMOUR WITH DIAGNOSTIC DILEMMA – A RARE CASE REPORT

  • Niraj Gupta Dr RPGMC Tanda
  • Shelja Rawat CH Kangra
  • Tushar Heer Dr RPGMC Tanda
  • Nisha Saphiya Dr RPGMC Tanda
  • Rohit Kumar MS General Surgery
Keywords: Schwannoma, retroperitoneum, Schwann cells, surgical excision

Abstract

Schwannomas are tumours that arise from Schwann cells of the peripheral nerve sheath, usually affects the head, neck, and extremities. Retroperitoneal schwannomas are rare and present in only 3% of cases. Patients are usually asymptomatic, discovered incidentally or have nonspecific symptoms, therefore preoperative diagnosis is difficult. Schwannomas are usually benign, but may undergo malignant transformation. Herein, we report a case of 24 years old female with chronic abdominal pain for two years underwent complete surgical excision. Histopathology confirms the diagnosis of schwannoma. Complete surgical excision is the treatment of choice in these tumours. The definitive diagnosis is made upon histopathological examination.

Author Biographies

Niraj Gupta, Dr RPGMC Tanda

Associate Professor 

department of Surgery

Shelja Rawat, CH Kangra

MO Specialist

CH Kangra, Himachal Pradesh

Tushar Heer, Dr RPGMC Tanda

Junior Resident

Department of Surgery

Nisha Saphiya, Dr RPGMC Tanda

Junior Resident

department of Surgery

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Published
2023-05-17
How to Cite
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N. Gupta, S. Rawat, T. Heer, N. Saphiya, and R. Kumar, “RETROPERITONEAL SCHWANNOMA, UNCOMMON LOCATION OF A BENIGN TUMOUR WITH DIAGNOSTIC DILEMMA – A RARE CASE REPORT”, JSS, vol. 10, no. 1, May 2023.