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Intern Med. 1994 Oct;33(10):621-3.

Schwannoma of the duodenum causing melena.

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First Department of Internal Medicine, Nagoya City University Medical School.

Abstract

A rare case of duodenal schwannoma is reported. A 69-year-old man was admitted for evaluation of melena. Endoscopy and hypotonic duodenography showed a submucosal tumor in the third part of the duodenum. Biopsy findings were suggestive of leiomyosarcoma, therefore pancreatoduodenectomy was performed. Hematoxylin-eosin staining of the resected specimen showed interlacing bundles of spindle-shaped cells with palisading nuclei. Immunohistochemical staining showed positivity for S-100 protein and neuron-specific enolase, but desmin was negative, thus a diagnosis of schwannoma was made. Schwannoma is often difficult to distinguish from leiomyogenic tumors by standard staining, but immunohistochemical staining proved useful in this case.

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