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Case Reports in Medicine
Volume 2011, Article ID 497960, 4 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2011/497960
Case Report

One-Stage Combined Thoracic Ancient Schwannomas Total Removal and Coronary Artery Bypass

1Department of Thoracic Surgery, Tokat State Hospital, 60100 Tokat, Turkey
2Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Tokat Park Medical Hospital, 60100 Tokat, Turkey
3Department of Cardiology, Gaziosmanpasa University, 60100 Tokat, Turkey
4Gaziosmanpasa Universitesi, Arastirma Hastanesi Kardiyoloji AD, Eski rektorluk binası, 60100 Tokat, Turkey
5Department of Pathology, Tokat State Hospital, 60100 Tokat, Turkey
6Department of Radiology, Tokat State Hospital, 60100 Tokat, Turkey

Received 15 May 2011; Revised 11 July 2011; Accepted 2 August 2011

Academic Editor: Johny Verschakelen

Copyright © 2011 Kadri Ceberut 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.

Abstract

Ancient schwannoma is a rare variant of neural tumors though rarely seen in the thorax. The combination with coronary artery diseases is also rare. Here we describe a 66 year-old male who had undergone one-stage combined surgery for thoracic ancient schwannomas removal and coronary artery disease. The masses were, respectively, 13 cm in the middle mediastinum and 5 cm in diameter originating from the intercostal nerve. The tumors were successfully removed using sternotomy, and then a coronary artery bypass grafting was performed. Here we discuss this rare tumor in relation to the relevant literature.