Cervical sympathetic chain schwannoma mimicking a carotid body tumor: A case report

UZUN L. , Ugur M. B. , Ozdemir H.

TUMORI, cilt.91, sa.1, ss.84-86, 2005 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 91 Konu: 1
  • Basım Tarihi: 2005
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1177/030089160509100117
  • Dergi Adı: TUMORI
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.84-86


Carotid body tumor (CBT), the most common tumor of the carotid bifurcation, presents as a pulsatile mass. Cervical a sympathetic chain (CSC) schwannomas are slow growing lesions originating from myelin-producing Schwann cells. They may appear pulsatile due to the displacement of vascular mass. structures by the non-vascular mass and thus may mimic a CBT. A case of CSC schwannoma masquerading as CBT In a cells. 25-year-old woman is presented and discussed here.