Special problems encountering surgical management of large retroperitoneal schwannomas

  title={Special problems encountering surgical management of large retroperitoneal schwannomas},
  author={Theodosios K Theodosopoulos and Vania K Stafyla and Paraskevi Tsiantoula and Anneza I. Yiallourou and Athanasios Marinis and Agathi Kondi-Pafitis and Achilleas Chatziioannou and Efstathios J. Boviatsis and Dionysios K Voros},
  journal={World Journal of Surgical Oncology},
  pages={107 - 107}
BACKGROUND Retroperitoneal schwannomas are rare, usually benign tumors that originate in the neural sheath and account for only a small percentage of retroperitoneal tumors. The aim of this clinical study is to present our experience in managing retroperitoneal schwannomas with a review of the current literature and to point out the surgical technical difficulties we faced, due to the tumor's strange behavior that eroded the vertebra in two cases without causing malignant invasion. METHODS We… CONTINUE READING
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