Single-port transumbilical laparoscopic excision of retroperitoneal schwannoma mimicking a nonfunctional endocrine tumor in the body of the pancreas: A case report

Noriaki Kameyama, Masato Tomita, Hiroaki Mitsuhashi, Nobuaki Matsumoto, Toru Obuchi, Yusuke Yoshikawa, Nobumi Tagaya, Yuko Kitagawa

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Abstract

Schwannomas are benign tumors that arise from neural sheath Schwann cells. Solitary benign schwannoma is generally located in the head and neck and is a rare neoplasm among the tumors of the retroperitoneal space. Reports of laparoscopic excision of retroperitoneal schwannomas have recently been on the increase. However, few cases of single-port laparoscopic excision of these tumors have been reported. Moreover, there are no reports of single-port excision of schwannomas attached to the body of pancreas and around the splenic vessels. This is the first report of a schwannoma lying adjacent to the body of the pancreas between the splenic artery and vein that was excised by single-port laparoscopic surgery. The most notable aspect of our procedure is the use of bipolar forceps. Single-port laparoscopic excision using bipolar forceps is a feasible and safe procedure for retroperitoneal solitary tumors, even when they are close to the splenic artery and vein.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)NP30-NP34
JournalSurgical Innovation
Volume20
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013 Dec 1

Keywords

  • bipolar forceps
  • pancreatic tumor
  • schwannoma
  • single-port laparoscopic surgery (SPLS)

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery

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