Schwannoma of the appendix: a case report and review of the literature

Ernest Cheng, Raymond Oliphant, Caroline Fung, Matthew Rickard, Anil Keshava*

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    Abstract

    Appendiceal neoplasms are uncommon and found in 1.6 per cent of appendicectomy specimens. Schwannomas arising from the appendix are of significant rarity, with only a few previously-reported cases. In this study, we present the case of a 31-year-old man who underwent a laparoscopic appendicectomy and was found to have an appendiceal schwannoma. In the present study, we review the literature of this rare condition, which serves to highlight the potential for appendiceal neoplasia to occur in a macroscopically-normal appendix. Furthermore, it emphasizes the potential risk of missed appendiceal neoplasia as a sequelae of nonoperative management of suspected appendicitis.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)81-83
    Number of pages3
    JournalSurgical Practice
    Volume22
    Issue number2
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 1 May 2018

    Keywords

    • appendicectomy
    • epiploic appendagitis
    • schwannoma

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