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

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

TUMORI, vol.91, no.1, pp.84-86, 2005 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 91 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2005
  • Doi Number: 10.1177/030089160509100117
  • Title of Journal : TUMORI
  • Page Numbers: pp.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.