Management of Retroperitoneal Schwannoma: Case Reports and Review of the Literature

Rebeca Blanco Fernandez, Luis Rodriguez Villamil, Sergio Fernandez-Pello Montes, Begona Diaz Mendez, Jose Manuel Pello Fonseca, Carmen Luz Menendez, Corina Perez Garcia, Rodrigo Gil Ugarteburu, Ivan Gonzalez Rodriguez, Javier Mosquera Madera


Schwannoma is a rare slow-growing neurogenic tumor of the nerve sheath origin. They are commonly seen in middle-aged with a female to male ratio of 1:1.2. Here we present three cases of retroperitoneal schwannoma in our urology department. In two cases, we decided surgery management and in one case, we used watchful waiting. After a 3-year follow-up, case 1 was asymptomatic without changes in the lesion.

World J Nephrol Urol. 2016;5(3):58-62


Schwannoma; Retroperitoneal malignance; Neurogenic tumor

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