SCHWANNOMA MIMICKING TUBERCULAR LYMPH NODE – A RARE PRESENTATION IN MIDDLE MEDIASTINUM: A CASE REPORT
Schwannoma (Neurilemmoma) is a benign neurogenic tumor arising from Schwann cells. It is most commonly found in posterior mediastinum. We, herein, present a rare presentation of schwannoma in middle mediastinum in a 74 years female presented with right sided chest pain and paratracheal lymphadenopathy. Initially, it was misdiagnosed as granulomatous inflammation and patient was put on antitubercular therapy for 6 months. Later on, EBUS guided FNA and Biopsy was done and cytological and histopathological diagnosis of schwannoma was made.
Key words: Schwannoma, Mediastinum, Lymphadenopathy, Case report