Turkish Journal of Medical SciencesHorner´s Syndrome Post-Excision of a Huge Cervical Sympathetic Chain Schwannoma
Aylin EGE GÜL2
1 Department of 2nd Clinic of Ear, Nose and Throat Surgery, Kartal Training and Research Hospital, Kartal-İstanbul - TURKEY
2 Department of Pathology, Kartal Training and Research Hospital, Kartal, İstanbul - TURKEY
Abstract: Schwannoma of the cervical sympathetic chain is a rare nerve tumor. These lesions typically present as an asymptomatic neck mass and are easily mistaken for a carotid body tumor during the initial work-up. In this report, a rarely seen huge cervical sympathetic chain schwannoma case, who experienced partial Horner´s syndrome postoperatively, is presented. We report a case of schwannoma on the cervical sympathetic chain, which to our knowledge is the largest reported in the current literature.
Key Words: Schwannoma, Horner´s syndrome, cervical sympathetic chain
Turk J Med Sci 2007; 37(3): 185-190.
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