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Case Reports in Gastrointestinal Medicine
Volume 2011, Article ID 465062, 3 pages
Case Report

Retroperitoneal Schwannoma: A Rare Case

1Department of General Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, Yeditepe University, Turkey
2Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Internal Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Yeditepe University, Turkey
3Department of Radiology, Faculty of Medicine, Yeditepe University, Turkey
4Department of Pathology, Faculty of Medicine, Yeditepe University, Turkey

Received 11 May 2011; Accepted 21 June 2011

Academic Editors: Rakesh Kochhar and Christoph Vogt

Copyright © 2011 Murat Kalaycı et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Introduction. Schwannomas are quiet rare in the retroperitoneal region. Here, we describe an incidentally detected retroperitoneal schwannoma in the abdominal computerized tomography (CT) of a patient with acute appendicitis. Case Presentation. A 38-year-old woman was admitted to the emergency service with the complaints of progressive abdominal pain and nausea for the last 24 hours. Abdominal examination was compatible with acute abdomen. Acute appendicitis was diagnosed by CT. During CT evaluation, a round shaped soft-tissue mass at the retroperitoneal area inferior to the right kidney was detected, The mass was resected and histology revealed schwannoma. Conclusion. Rare tumoral lesions with benign course such as schwannoma can be detected incidentally.