Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 1999; 47(2): 122-124
DOI: 10.1055/s-2007-1013123
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Thoracoscopic Resection of Intrathoracic Vagus Neurofibroma

T. Yamagishi, S. Ishikawa, I. Yoshida, A. Ohtaki, T. Takahashi, S. Ohki, Y. Morishita
  • Second Department of Surgery, Gunma University School of Medicine, Gunma, Japan
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Publication Date:
19 March 2008 (online)


A thoracoscopic resection of mediastinal neurofibroma originating from the intrathoracic vagus nerve was successfully performed in an 18-year-old female. This report reviews the clinical and morphological features of intrathoracic vagus neurofibroma. Often neurofibroma has multiple lesions and/or multinodular shape. Thoracoscopic resection is a useful treatment for patients with intrathoracic neurofibroma, although careful observation is necessary when performing a radical resection.