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Pleural Schwannoma Suspected as Metastasis of Breast Cancer

Se Hyun Paek, Joohyun Woo, Kyong-Je Woo, Kwan Chang Kim, Woosung Lim

(Department of General Surgery, College of Medicine, Ewha Woman’s University, Seoul, South Korea)

Am J Case Rep 2020; 21:e921548

DOI: 10.12659/AJCR.921548


BACKGROUND: Differentiating a distant lesion in breast cancer patients can be challenging. Although pleural schwannoma in breast cancer patient is unusual, clinicians may encounter many similar benign lesions mimicking metastatic breast cancer.
CASE REPORT: Herein, we present the case of a 62-year-old female patient who developed schwannoma on her pleura, which was suspected as metastasis of breast cancer.
CONCLUSIONS: Our case highlights the need to keep in mind the non-malignant diagnosis of distant lesion in those with malignancies, such as breast cancer.

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