Schwannoma of the Cervical Sympathetic Chain: It's Not a Carotid Body Tumor

Souza, John W.; Williams, John T.
January 2000
American Surgeon;Jan2000, Vol. 66 Issue 1, p52
Academic Journal
Schwannoma of the cervical sympathetic chain is a rare nerve tumor with fewer than 40 confirmed cases in the English literature. These lesions typically present as an asymptomatic neck mass and are easily mistaken for a carotid body tumor during the initial workup. We report a case of schwannoma of the cervical sympathetic chain in a 35-year-old man followed by a review of the current literature.


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