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A case of intestinal schwannoma initially suspected by transvaginal ultrasound



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López Marín, Laura and Olloqui, Alejandro and Villalba, Ana and Puente, José Manuel and Galindo Izquierdo, Alberto (2022) A case of intestinal schwannoma initially suspected by transvaginal ultrasound. Radiology Case Reports, 17 (11). pp. 4362-4364. ISSN 1930-0433

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Official URL: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.radcr.2022.08.028


Schwannomas are peripheral nerve sheath tumors. Due to their low incidence, few cases of colorectal schwannomas have been published, which increases the diagnostic challenge. The aim of this case report is to discuss the role of transvaginal ultrasound in different areas than the gynecological disorders, when on hands of properly trained professionals that perform systematized procedures. A 56-year-old woman consulted for postmenopausal genital bleeding. During transvaginal ultrasound, a colonic solid, hypervascularized mass of 23 × 26 mm was visualized. As a result of this incidental finding, the patient underwent a sigmoidectomy, with a final diagnosis of intestinal schwannoma. Transvaginal ultrasound is today one of the most useful and accurate diagnostic tools in the assessment of gynecological disorders. However,the proximity of other pelvic structures makes it possible to evaluate the presence of nongynecological conditions. This fact should encourage gynecologists to systematize the transvaginal ultrasound procedure.

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Uncontrolled Keywords:Diagnosis; Differential; Gastrointestinal stromal tumors; Gynecological examination; Schwannoma; Ultrasound
Subjects:Medical sciences > Medicine > Gastroenterology and Hepatology
Medical sciences > Medicine > Gynecology and Obstetrics
Medical sciences > Medicine > Oncology
ID Code:74732
Deposited On:23 Sep 2022 10:38
Last Modified:23 Sep 2022 10:42

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