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01.12.2012 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

World Journal of Surgical Oncology 1/2012

Schwannoma of ascending colon treated by laparoscopic right hemicolectomy

World Journal of Surgical Oncology > Ausgabe 1/2012
Hun Jin Kim, Chang Hyung Kim, Sang Woo Lim, Jung Wook Huh, Young Jin Kim, Hyeong Rok Kim
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The online version of this article (doi:10.​1186/​1477-7819-10-81) contains supplementary material, which is available to authorized users.

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The authors declare that they have no competing interests.

Authors’ contributions

HJK wrote the main manuscript and HRK performed the operation, revised, the manuscript for important intellectual content, and gave the final, approval for the version to be submitted for publication. All authors read and approve the final manuscript.


Schwannomas of the colon are rare and are difficult to diagnose preoperatively, since they often defy endoscopic and radiographic detection. Immunohistochemical stains are useful postoperatively to confirm this tumor, but more reliable diagnostic techniques (such as colonoscopic biopsy with immunohistochemistry) have emerged to enhance preoperative diagnostic accuracy. Here we report an instance of schwannoma arising in the ascending colon, where immunohistochemical staining of a preoperative biopsy facilitated diagnosis. After laparoscopic resection, histologic examination was confirmatory.
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