Ancient schwannoma of cervical sympathetic chain masquerading as carotid body tumour

Ameya Bihani, Priyanka Hardikar, Yogesh Dokhe, Jyoti Dabholkar
2015 International Surgery Journal  
Schwannomas are benign tumours arising from the nerve sheath cell. 25-40% of schwannomas are found in head and neck. Ancient schwannona of cervical sympathetic chain is very entity. It is a slow growing benign swelling in lateral neck and hence can be confused with other benign swellings of neck. We present a case of ancient schwanoma of cervical sympathetic chain which masqueraded as carotid body tumour highlighting the importance of contrast enhanced CT and MRI pre-operatively along with
more » ... ely along with restricted utility of FNAC in correct diagnosis of lateral neck swelling.
doi:10.5455/2349-2902.isj20150530 fatcat:63if2sttmrdsbmjbush7soovba