Benign Intrapulmonary Schwannoma With High Uptake on Fluorodeoxyglucose-18 (FDG-18 PET) Presenting as a Pancoast Tumor
autonomic system, benign schwannomas, fdg pet scan, flurodeoxyglycose-18, mediastinal tumors, neurofibromas, neurogenic tumors, posterior mediastinum, schwannomas, surgery
Internal Medicine | Neoplasms | Nervous System Diseases
A 46-year-old female patient was diagnosed with a rare and benign intrapulmonary schwannoma, a neurogenic tumor that represents approximately 20% of adult mediastinal tumors, with schwannomas being the most common subtype. The patient was initially asymptomatic; however, after a period of four years, the patient presented with bilateral extremity edema, chronic venous stasis, elevated right ventricular systolic pressure, and a slightly enlarged inferior vena cava. These symptoms were caused by the lung tumor compressing intrathoracic structures. This case highlights the need for early evaluation and proper management of neurogenic tumors to avoid serious symptoms and complications. It also emphasizes the importance of vigilant monitoring and prompt surgery to achieve the best outcome for patients with neurogenic tumors.
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Chauhan S, Rahman F, Dhillon GS, Hewapathirana U, Mongalo M, Chung A. Benign Intrapulmonary Schwannoma With High Uptake on Fluorodeoxyglucose-18 (FDG-18 PET) Presenting as a Pancoast Tumor. Cureus. 2023;15(4):e37788. doi:10.7759/cureus.37788