Retroperitoneal ancient schwannoma: case report and analysis of clinico-radiological findings

Ann Urol (Paris). 2002 Mar;36(2):104-6. doi: 10.1016/s0003-4401(01)00084-5.


Ancient schwannoma is a rare subtype of typical schwannoma, with histological predominance of degenerative findings. We report the second case of retroperitoneal ancient schwannoma (occurred in a 45-year-old female referred to our institution for an unremitting right lumbar pain) and pinpoint clinical, radiological, prognosis and therapeutic aspects of this tumor.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Back Pain / etiology
  • Diagnosis, Differential
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Middle Aged
  • Neurilemmoma / diagnosis
  • Neurilemmoma / pathology*
  • Neurilemmoma / therapy
  • Prognosis
  • Retroperitoneal Neoplasms / diagnosis
  • Retroperitoneal Neoplasms / pathology*
  • Retroperitoneal Neoplasms / therapy
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed