Treatment of giant ancient pelvic schwannoma.

@article{Maneschg2001TreatmentOG,
  title={Treatment of giant ancient pelvic schwannoma.},
  author={Christoph Maneschg and Hermann Rogatsch and Georg Bartsch and Arnulf Stenzl},
  journal={Techniques in urology},
  year={2001},
  volume={7 4},
  pages={296-8}
}
A 32-year-old patient presented with urinary retention and chronic constipation. Computerized tomography and magnetic resonance imaging showed a 10 x 11cm encapsulated tumor with cystic areas lying ventral to the sacrum. There was no evidence of invasion of bladder or rectum. At laparotomy, a 10 x 11 cm mass was found in the left pelvis. Final pathology revealed an ancient schwannoma. In most large series, 80% to 90% of the primary retroperitoneal tumors are malignant. Retroperitoneal… CONTINUE READING

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