Schwannoma of the cervical symphathetic chain

First case report from Oman

Rashid Al-Abri, Sudesh Kumar, Pradeep Chopra, P. A M Saparamadu

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Abstract

Schwannomas are benign, encapsulated and slow-growing nerve sheath tumours arising from Schwann cells. The schwannoma arising from the cervical sympathetic chain (SCSC) is a very rare tumour. It usually presents as a slow growing, painless and asymptomatic neck mass, hence preoperative clinical diagnosis is difficult. Radiological investigation and fine needle aspiration cytology make only a small contribution to its preoperative diagnosis, histopathological examination being much more useful. We report here the first case report of SCSC from Oman. It occurred in a 45 year-old female and was successfully excised.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)403-406
Number of pages4
JournalSultan Qaboos University Medical Journal
Volume11
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2011

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Keywords

  • Case report
  • Cervical sympathetic chain
  • Excision
  • Oman
  • Schwannoma

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  • Medicine(all)

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Schwannoma of the cervical symphathetic chain : First case report from Oman. / Al-Abri, Rashid; Kumar, Sudesh; Chopra, Pradeep; Saparamadu, P. A M.

In: Sultan Qaboos University Medical Journal, Vol. 11, No. 3, 08.2011, p. 403-406.

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