Cervical sympathetic schwannoma simulating a thyroid nodule

Rohaizak Muhammad, F. A. Meah

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Abstract

Schwannomas are rare tumours arising from peripheral nerve linings. A case of a schwannoma arising from cervical sympathetic chain is presented. The clinical presentation was that of a right solitary thyroid nodule. Intra-operatively, a 3 x 3 cm encapsulated lesion was seen arising posterior to the vagas nerve and attached to the cervical sympathetic trunk. The lesion was excised together with part of the nerve. Post-operatively, the patient developed Horner's syndrome that persisted. Unitil 2000, less that 50 cased of cervical sympathetic schwannoma have been described in the Englidh literature. A brief description of the pathology, presentation, diagnosis and treatment of this condition is presented.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)218-220
Number of pages3
JournalThe Medical journal of Malaysia
Volume57
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2002

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Thyroid Nodule
Neurilemmoma
Peripheral Nervous System Neoplasms
Horner Syndrome
Pathology
Therapeutics

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Cervical sympathetic schwannoma simulating a thyroid nodule. / Muhammad, Rohaizak; Meah, F. A.

In: The Medical journal of Malaysia, Vol. 57, No. 2, 01.06.2002, p. 218-220.

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