A rare cause of dyspnea and palpitations: mediastinal schwannoma


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Tekin G., Ozgel M., Tekin Y. K. , Erbay A. R.

KARDIOCHIRURGIA I TORAKOCHIRURGIA POLSKA-POLISH JOURNAL OF THORACIC AND CARDIOVASCULAR SURGERY, vol.9, no.4, pp.468-470, 2012 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 9 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Doi Number: 10.5114/kitp.2012.32686
  • Title of Journal : KARDIOCHIRURGIA I TORAKOCHIRURGIA POLSKA-POLISH JOURNAL OF THORACIC AND CARDIOVASCULAR SURGERY
  • Page Numbers: pp.468-470

Abstract

A 65-year-old woman presented with worsening of respiratory discomfort and palpitations for two months. Echocardiography revealed a mediastinal mass compressing the left atrium which measured 61 x 47 mm. Computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) showed a well-circumscribed mass with hypointense septation located between the left atrium and descending aorta and adjacent to the esophagus. We report a very rare case of the left atrium compressing a mediastinal tumor which was a schwannoma.