Solitary schwannoma of the rectum mimicking rectal cancer.


COD: 04_2011_309-312 Categorie: ,

Michele Tedeschi, Filippa Cuccia, Emanuele Angarano, Domenico Piscitelli*, Gianluigi Gigante, Donato F. Altomare

Ann. Ital. Chir., 2011 82: 309-312

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A case of a submucosal tumor bulging into the rectum in an old female patient is reported. It proved to be a very rare
case of rectal schwannoma, whose differential diagnosis is difficult to obtain preoperatively and optimal treatment and
prognosis still uncertain. The mass was removed by means of an ultrasound device after an open anterior rectotomy. The
operation was uneventful and the patient is disease free 18 months after.