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CURRENT ISSUETHE JOURNAL OF CARDIOVASCULAR SURGERY

A Journal on Cardiac, Vascular and Thoracic Surgery

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The Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery 2003 December;44(6):779-81

THORACIC SECTION 

    CASE REPORTS

Multiple cervical and intrathoracic plexoid neurofibromas. Case report

Zisis C. 1, Dountsis A. 1, Tzamourani E. 2, Legaki S. 3, Rontogianni D. 4, Palamidas F. 5, Dahabreh J. 1

1 Depart­ment of Tho­racic Sur­gery Athens Med­ical ­Center, ­Athens, ­Greece
2 Depart­ment of Neu­rology “Thri­as­sion” Hos­pital of ­Helefsis, ­Helefsis, ­Greece
3 Depart­ment of ­Pathology, “Sis­ma­nog­lion” Gen­eral Hos­pital of ­Athens, ­Athens, ­Greece
4 Depart­ment of ­Pathology, “Evan­ge­lismos” Gen­eral Hos­pital of ­Athens, ­Athens, ­Greece
5 Depart­ment of Pul­mo­nary Med­i­cine, “Sis­ma­nog­lion” Gen­eral Hos­pital of ­Athens, ­Athens, ­Greece

A 29-­year-old ­male ­with ­known von ­Recklinghausen’s dis­ease is pre­sented. The ­main ­symptom of the ­patient was par­ox­ysmal epi­sodes of ­pain and numb­ness in the ­right ­upper ­hand for the ­last 10 ­years. Cer­vical and med­i­astial mag­netic res­o­nance ­imaging (MRI) ­revealed 3 ­large ­tumors orig­i­nating ­from the ­right ­vagus ­nerve and an ­other of the ­same ­origin con­tra­lat­er­ally. Sur­gical resec­tion of the ­masses in the ­right hem­i­thorax was per­formed via ­right pos­te­ro­lat­eral thor­a­cotomy. The post­op­er­a­tive ­course was ­uneventful and symp­toms ­recessed. ­Plexoid neu­ro­fib­romas ­were diag­nosed at his­to­log­ical exam­ina­tion. The ­mass in the ­left hem­i­thorax is ­under sur­veil­lance ­according to the ­patient’s pref­er­ence. The clin­ical, radio­log­ical, sur­gical, and his­to­path­o­log­ical fea­tures of ­this ­rare ­case are dis­cussed.

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