A rare cause of intercostal neuralgia: Ancient schwannoma of the chest wall

Unsal M. A. , Kelten B., Kosar A., Orki A.

MARMARA MEDICAL JOURNAL, cilt.30, sa.1, ss.47-49, 2017 (ESCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 30 Konu: 1
  • Basım Tarihi: 2017
  • Doi Numarası: 10.5472/marumj.299400
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.47-49


Intercostal neuralgia is a rare condition that causes pain along the intercostal nerves. Neural tumors of the chest mostly arise from mediastinum and only less than 5-10% of primary tumors originate from intercostal nerves. These patients are usually asymptomatic. Herein, we report a 42-year-old male patient with severe intercostal neuralgia due to the schwannoma of the chest wall. The patient underwent surgical resection and his histopathological diagnosis was a very rare type of schwannoma: ancient schwannoma. Resecting the tumor relieved his pain.