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Rare Diagnosis of Benign Schwannomas after Right Thyroid Lobectomy in A 12-Year-Old Female

Volume 1 - Issue 6

Samantha Alsop, Bennett Berning, Carolina Paredes-Molina, Chloe French, Tyler Mouw, Kurt Schropp and Peter DiPasco*

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    • University of Kansas Medical Center, Department of Surgery, United States

    *Corresponding author: Peter DiPasco, University of Kansas Medical Center, Department of Surgery, Mailstop 2005, 3901 Rainbow Blvd., Kansas City, KS 66205, United States

Received: November 11, 2017;   Published: November 28, 2017

DOI: 10.26717/BJSTR.2017.01.000541

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Schwannomas are benign neoplasms arising from neural sheath cells. Schwannomas most commonly arise in the head and neck region, most commonly developing from the vestibulocochlear nerve. On rare occasions, primary schwannomas have been described originating from the thyroid. Traditional diagnostic modalities are often ineffective in diagnosing schwannomas of the thyroid preoperatively, leading to an incidental finding after surgical intervention has occurred. The case we present is of a 12-year-old female who underwent a right thyroid lobectomy after two fine needle aspirations that raised concern for follicular malignancy, Hurthle cell type. Final pathology revealed a benign, S-100 positive, primary schwannoma of the thyroid.

Keywords: Thyroid Schwannoma

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