Schwannoma of the cervical symphathetic chain: First case report from Oman

Rashid Al-Abri, Sudesh Kumar*, Pradeep Chopra, P. A.M. Saparamadu

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Schwannomas are benign, encapsulated and slow-growing nerve sheath tumours arising from Schwann cells. The schwannoma arising from the cervical sympathetic chain (SCSC) is a very rare tumour. It usually presents as a slow growing, painless and asymptomatic neck mass, hence preoperative clinical diagnosis is difficult. Radiological investigation and fine needle aspiration cytology make only a small contribution to its preoperative diagnosis, histopathological examination being much more useful. We report here the first case report of SCSC from Oman. It occurred in a 45 year-old female and was successfully excised.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)403-406
Number of pages4
JournalSultan Qaboos University Medical Journal
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2011


  • Case report
  • Cervical sympathetic chain
  • Excision
  • Oman
  • Schwannoma

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine


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