Keimyung Med J.  2015 Dec;34(2):161-164. 10.0000/kmj.2015.34.2.161.

A Surgical Resection of Giant Schwannoma in the Brachial lexus

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  • 1Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Kyungpook National University School of Medicine, Kyungpook National University Hospital, Daegu, Korea. ldhms@naver.com

Abstract

Schwannomas of the brachial plexus are rare. Although the tumor size is small, neurological symptoms occur due to the mass effect of the tumor within the brachial plexus. In our case, the patient did not recognize the symptoms until the tumor diameter increased to 10 cm because the mass was located at the inferior border of the brachial plexus and had grown up to the chest wall. The mass was identified at the medial cord of the right brachial plexus arising from the C8 and T1 origin. A complete excision was performed. The patient recovered without any neurologic symptoms.

Keyword

Brachial plexus; Schwannoma; Surgery

MeSH Terms

Brachial Plexus
Humans
Neurilemmoma*
Neurologic Manifestations
Thoracic Wall
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