Intrathoracic ganglioneuroma surrounding left vertebral and subclavian arteries successfully resected by modified trapdoor thoracotomy

Masayuki Okui, Takashi Ohtsuka, Mitsutomo Kohno, Yotaro Izumi, Yuichiro Hayashi, Hiroaki Nomori

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Abstract

Neurogenic tumors are derived from tissue of the neural crest. Most of the mediastinal neurogenic tumors occur in the posterior compartment. Extension to the cervical area and the surrounding major arteries is rare. We report a patient with a ganglioneuroma arising from the brachial plexus, extending into the cervical region, and surrounding the left vertebral and subclavian arteries. The patient underwent successful resection by modified trapdoor thoracotomy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)237-239
Number of pages3
JournalGeneral thoracic and cardiovascular surgery
Volume60
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012 Apr 1

Keywords

  • Ganglioneuroma
  • Neurogenic tumor
  • Trapdoor thoracotomy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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