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A case series of two cases of juxta-adrenal schwannoma presenting as adrenal mass lesion and review of the literature.

Damodaran S, Mahimairaj G, Velaichamy K - Urol Ann (2015 Apr-Jun)

Bottom Line: Histopathological examination established the correct diagnosis of schwannoma, which was confirmed by immunohistochemical staining.Juxta-adrenal schwannoma is rare tumors of the retroperitoneum, which should also be borne in mind whenever encountering large nonsecreting adrenal tumors.We report a unique imaging characteristic, which helps in preoperative identification these rare lesions.

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Affiliation: Department of Urology, Madras Medical College, Rajiv Gandhi Government General Hospital, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India.

ABSTRACT
Schwannomas are rare tumors in the retroperitoneal location. They can pose a diagnostic dilemma when presenting as an adrenal mass lesion due to their imaging characteristics. We report two cases of juxta-adrenal schwannomas presenting as symptomatic adrenal mass lesions. In both the cases, the clinical examination and functional evaluation was unremarkable and the radiological examination revealed a mixed intense adrenal mass lesion in one case with predominantly hyperintense areas and a very hyperintense lesion in another, in T2-weighted images, mimicking a adrenocortical malignancy and a pheochromocytoma respectively. Both cases were treated by surgical excision. Histopathological examination established the correct diagnosis of schwannoma, which was confirmed by immunohistochemical staining. Juxta-adrenal schwannoma is rare tumors of the retroperitoneum, which should also be borne in mind whenever encountering large nonsecreting adrenal tumors. We report a unique imaging characteristic, which helps in preoperative identification these rare lesions.

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A case series of two cases of juxta-adrenal schwannoma presenting as adrenal mass lesion and review of the literature.

Damodaran S, Mahimairaj G, Velaichamy K - Urol Ann (2015 Apr-Jun)

Dissection of the left suprarenal mass, after ligating the feeding vessels
© Copyright Policy - open-access
Related In: Results  -  Collection

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Figure 4: Dissection of the left suprarenal mass, after ligating the feeding vessels
Bottom Line: Histopathological examination established the correct diagnosis of schwannoma, which was confirmed by immunohistochemical staining.Juxta-adrenal schwannoma is rare tumors of the retroperitoneum, which should also be borne in mind whenever encountering large nonsecreting adrenal tumors.We report a unique imaging characteristic, which helps in preoperative identification these rare lesions.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Department of Urology, Madras Medical College, Rajiv Gandhi Government General Hospital, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India.

ABSTRACT
Schwannomas are rare tumors in the retroperitoneal location. They can pose a diagnostic dilemma when presenting as an adrenal mass lesion due to their imaging characteristics. We report two cases of juxta-adrenal schwannomas presenting as symptomatic adrenal mass lesions. In both the cases, the clinical examination and functional evaluation was unremarkable and the radiological examination revealed a mixed intense adrenal mass lesion in one case with predominantly hyperintense areas and a very hyperintense lesion in another, in T2-weighted images, mimicking a adrenocortical malignancy and a pheochromocytoma respectively. Both cases were treated by surgical excision. Histopathological examination established the correct diagnosis of schwannoma, which was confirmed by immunohistochemical staining. Juxta-adrenal schwannoma is rare tumors of the retroperitoneum, which should also be borne in mind whenever encountering large nonsecreting adrenal tumors. We report a unique imaging characteristic, which helps in preoperative identification these rare lesions.

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Related in: MedlinePlus