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Archivos argentinos de pediatría

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GONZALEZ RUIZ, Yurema et al. Sigmoid intussusception as a clinical presentation of colonic schwannoma: Pediatric case. Arch. argent. pediatr. [online]. 2019, vol.117, n.1, pp.e68-e71. ISSN 0325-0075.

Schwannomas are tumours originating in the Schwann cells of the peripheral nerves. The appearance in the colon is extremely rare, and there are no known cases in the literature of schwannomas of the colon and rectum described in children. These tumours are usually asymptomatic, but can produce non-specific and gastrointestinal symptoms. The clinical presentation as intestinal intussusception is infrequent. We present a case of an 11-year-old girl with sigmoid swchannoma presented clinically as a colonic intussusception with abdominal pain, rectal bleeding and constipation of 10 days. An intestinal resection with free surgical margins was performed.

Keywords : Schwannoma; Colon; Gastrointestinal neoplasms; Sigmoid; Intussusception.

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