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A Case of Solitary Neurofibroma Arising from Cervical Vagus Nerve in Pregnant Woman
Korean Journal of Otorhinolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
Neurofibromas are benign tumors of the peripheral nerve sheath, which occur as either a solitary mass or multiple tumors in association with neurofibromatosis. Solitary vagal neurofibroma in the cervical region is very rare among neurogenic tumors. Unlike schwannomas, neurofibromas have been known to express progesterone receptor and tend to fluctuate during periods of hormonal imbalance. We report a case of a 27-year-old pregnant woman who presented with neck swelling with tenderness. The massdoi:10.3342/kjorl-hns.2016.59.4.309 fatcat:sdjxpkiiuzfktjuxqfxndubbay