Resection of intrapericardial schwannoma co-existing with thymic follicular hyperplasia through sternotomy without cardiopulmonary bypass

Jae Ho Chung, Jae-Seung Jung, Sung Ho Lee, Kwang Taik Kim, Kanghoon Lee, Seung Hun Lee

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A 35-year-old man was admitted to Korea University Anam Hospital for evaluation of intermittent chest pain. Computed tomography of the chest showed enlargement of a previously identified anterior mediastinal mass and also a well-defined, circumscribed mass in the subcarinal area, surrounded by the roof of the left atrium, right pulmonary artery, and the carina. Complete resection of the intrapericardial tumor was performed through median sternotomy without cardiopulmonary bypass. Pathologic examination identified the tumor as schwannoma, of an ancient type, diffusely positive for the S-100 antigen. Unlike other reported cases, grossly, the tumor did not seem to be involved with any nerve.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)298-301
Number of pages4
JournalKorean Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2014 Jan 1



  • Benign neoplasm
  • Mediastinal neoplsms
  • Pericardium
  • Schwannoma
  • Sternotomy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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