Presacral cystic schwannoma in a man Academic Article Article uri icon


MeSH Major

  • Deception
  • Music
  • Occupational Diseases
  • Scrotum


  • Presacral cystic schwannomas are rare, difficult to diagnose, and have only been reported in women. We present the first such case in a male patient. It was incidentally diagnosed during an evaluation for renal colic in a 52-year-old man. The presacral lesion was cystic on computed tomography and measured 10 cm in diameter. The appearance on pelvic magnetic resonance imaging was hyperintense on T(2)-weighted images and of low to intermediate intensity on T(1)-weighted images. Complete excision was achieved without bladder injury. The patient voided without difficulty and was free of local recurrence at 12 months after surgery.

publication date

  • September 2003



  • Academic Article


Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/S0090-4295(03)00481-3

PubMed ID

  • 12946771

Additional Document Info

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  • 551


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