Retroperitoneal schwannoma bearing at the right vaginal wall
Article first published online: 17 NOV 2004
Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Research
Volume 30, Issue 6, pages 454–457, December 2004
How to Cite
Inoue, T., Kato, H., Yoshikawa, K., Adachi, T., Etoh, K. and Wake, N. (2004), Retroperitoneal schwannoma bearing at the right vaginal wall. Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Research, 30: 454–457. doi: 10.1111/j.1447-0756.2004.00230.x
- Issue published online: 17 NOV 2004
- Article first published online: 17 NOV 2004
- Received: April 27 2004. Accepted: August 11 2004.
- retroperitoneal tumor;
- vaginal tumor
Benign schwannoma commonly arises from schwann cells of the neural sheath. We report a rare case of retroperitoneal schwannoma bearing at the vaginal wall. The tumor was a 7 × 5 × 4-cm solid mass revealed using several image techniques and diagnosed to be a retroperitoneal tumor preoperatively. The tumor was tightly attached to the vaginal submucosal tissue, so complete surgical resection was difficult. However, an almost complete resection was carried out macroscopically using laparotomy. Histologic and immunohistochemical studies confirmed the diagnosis. The patient has been followed for 18 months after the operation, but there is no evidence of recurrent tumor.