Article Abstract

Left lower lobe sleeve resection for endobronchial schwannoma

Authors: Hu Liao, Wenpeng Song, Nan Chen, Fengning Chen, Chengwu Liu, Feng Lin


Schwannomas are mesenchymal neoplasms originating from Schwann cells of the nerve sheath. The tumor may appear anywhere in the body, while it has a predilection for extremities, trunk, retroperitoneum, head, and neck. Primary pulmonary schwannoma is extremely rare, accounting for less than 0.2% of all lung tumors. A 42-year-old man was incidentally discovered to have an endobronchial tumor, and we performed the left lower lobe sleeve resection to remove the mass completely. Postoperative histopathological findings confirmed a benign schwannoma. Although endobronchial schwannoma is extremely rare, follow-ups are crucial for monitoring tumor growth and reducing the risk of recurrence.