Spontaneous massive hemothorax associated with solitary posterior mediastinal neurilemmoma

Seon Kim In, Hwa Lee Jin, Chang Kim Kwan, Ri Kim Yoo, Kyeong Park Jin, Yeon Lim So, Ju Ryu Yon, Mi Chun Eun, Hyun Chang Jung, Kyung Kim Yoo, Shin Shim Sung, Hee Sung Sun

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Neurogenic tumors are common in posterior mediastinal tumors and neurilemmoma represents approximately 40% of neurogenic tumors arising in the mediastinum. It is usually asymptomatic, and is generally diagnosed incidentally. In some cases, they presented with symptoms of nerve or airway compression. However, a solitary neurilemmoma, particularly not associated with von Recklinghausen disease, with spontaneous hemothorax is quite rare. We report a case of spontaneous massive hemothorax associated with a solitary neurilemmoma.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)426-429
Number of pages4
JournalTuberculosis and Respiratory Diseases
Issue number5
StatePublished - Nov 2008


  • Hemothorax
  • Mediastinum
  • Neurilemmoma
  • Neurogenic tumor


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