An Unusual Presentation of a Posterior Mediastinal Schwannoma Associated with Traumatic Hemothorax

@inproceedings{Amin2015AnUP,
  title={An Unusual Presentation of a Posterior Mediastinal Schwannoma Associated with Traumatic Hemothorax},
  author={Ruchi Amin and Brett H Waibel},
  booktitle={Case reports in surgery},
  year={2015}
}
Schwannomas of the thoracic cavity are typically an asymptomatic, benign neurogenic neoplasm of the posterior mediastinum. In this case, we present a traumatic hemothorax as the initial presentation for a previously undiscovered mediastinal mass. The patient presented with shortness of breath and right-sided chest pain after being struck in the chest with a soccer ball. An operative exploration was pursued due to persistent hemothorax with hemodynamic instability despite resuscitation and… CONTINUE READING

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