Indian Journal of Pathology and Microbiology

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2020  |  Volume : 63  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 456--459

Schwannoma: An uncommon dweller in the adrenal gland


Chaithra G Venkataramana1, Saraswathy Sreeram1, PV Santosh Rai2, GG Laxman Prabhu3, KN Sanman3, Shrinath P Shetty4 
1 Department of Pathology, Kasturba Medical College, Mangalore, Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Manipal, Karnataka, India
2 Department of Radiodiagnosis, Kasturba Medical College, Mangalore, Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Manipal, Karnataka, India
3 Department of Urology, Kasturba Medical College, Mangalore, Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Manipal, Karnataka, India
4 Department of Endocrinology, Kasturba Medical College, Mangalore, Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Manipal, Karnataka, India

Correspondence Address:
Saraswathy Sreeram
Department of Pathology, Kasturba Medical College, Mangalore, Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Manipal, Karnataka
India

An elderly adult woman presented with upper abdominal pain to the urology department. Imaging studies revealed a right adrenal lesion with central necrosis, abutting the large vessels and suggestive of malignancy. Histopathology showed an encapsulated spindle cell tumor with marked nuclear atypia, cystic change, and hemorrhage. S100 immunomarker was strongly and diffusely positive. Final diagnosis was ancient schwannoma with secondary change. Schwannomas are rare in the adrenal gland, with <50 cases reported in the literature. These incidentally detected nonfunctional adrenal tumors need confirmation with histopathology and ancillary studies.


How to cite this article:
Venkataramana CG, Sreeram S, Santosh Rai P V, Laxman Prabhu G G, Sanman K N, Shetty SP. Schwannoma: An uncommon dweller in the adrenal gland.Indian J Pathol Microbiol 2020;63:456-459


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Venkataramana CG, Sreeram S, Santosh Rai P V, Laxman Prabhu G G, Sanman K N, Shetty SP. Schwannoma: An uncommon dweller in the adrenal gland. Indian J Pathol Microbiol [serial online] 2020 [cited 2020 Oct 21 ];63:456-459
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