Korean J Spine.  2009 Mar;6(1):32-34.

Benign Brachial Plexus Nerve Sheath Tumor: Schwannoma: A Case Report

Affiliations
  • 1Department of Neurosurgery, Incheon St. Mary's Hospital, The Catholic University of Korea.
  • 2Department of Neurosurgery, New Korea Hospital, Gyeong-gido, Korea. loverealbong@hanmail.net

Abstract

Benign peripheral nerve sheath tumors arising from the brachial plexus are rare, in general have a good prognosis. And the most common tumor arising from peripheral nerves is the schwannoma(also called neurilemoma or neurinoma). Malig- nant transformation is extremely rare. The tumors are composed of Schwann cells which support the peripheral nerve fibers, and are neuroectodermal in origin. We will present a case of brachial plexus schwannoma with surgical excision of anterior supraclavicular approach.

Keyword

Schwannoma; Brachial plexus; Anterior supreclavicular approach

MeSH Terms

Brachial Plexus
Nerve Sheath Neoplasms
Neural Plate
Neurilemmoma
Peripheral Nerves
Prognosis
Schwann Cells
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