Transient Sarcoid Reaction to a Thoracic Schwannoma
- *Corresponding Author:
- Caillaud D
Pulmonology and Allergology Department
Hopital Gabriel Montpied
Montalembert Str Auvergne University
Clermont- Ferrand, 63003, France
E-mail: [email protected]
Received date: May 10, 2016; Accepted date: May 28, 2016; Published date: May 31, 2016
Citation: Caillaud D, Horo K, Kemeny JL, Michel JL, Toloba Y (2016) Transient Sarcoid Reaction to a Thoracic Schwannoma. Occup Med Health Aff 4: 236. doi:10.4172/2329-6879.1000236
Copyright: © 2016 Caillaud D, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Background: Sarcoid reactions to benign tumors are an exception. Only two cases have been reported where these reactions were associated with a benign teratoma. We report a new case where a sarcoid reaction is secondary to a thoracic schwannoma.
Observation: During a uveitis assessment performed on a 53 year-old man who was not displaying any other symptoms, a thoracic schwannoma and mediastino-hilar lymph nodes were fortuitously discovered. Surgical resection of the schwannoma leads to a regression of the mediastinal and hilar lymph nodes without any other medical treatment.
Conclusion: In case of thoracic schwannoma, a sarcoid reaction must be considered if mediastinal lymph nodes are present. Other similar cases are necessary to confirm the validity of this case report.