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Gastroenterology Research and Practice
Volume 2011, Article ID 165120, 3 pages
Case Report

An Early Presenting Esophageal Schwannoma

1Division of Thoracic Surgery, Department of Surgery, The Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
2Department of Pathology, The Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA

Received 21 October 2010; Accepted 24 March 2011

Academic Editor: Prateek Sharma

Copyright © 2011 Shelly S. Choo 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.


Esophageal schwannoma is a rare diagnosis and historically has been a tumor of middle-aged females. We report a case of a 22-year-old male presenting initially with dyspnea secondary to tracheal compression from an 8 × 6 × 3.0 cm esophageal schwannoma. The tumor was surgically resected, and diagnosis was confirmed with immunohistochemical and pathological studies. We report the youngest case of esophageal schwannoma in an otherwise healthy individual.