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Ancient schwannoma masquerading as a thyroid mass.

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Type
Published Article
Journal
European Journal of Surgical Oncology
Publisher
Elsevier
Volume
28
Issue
1
Pages
88–90
Source
Badawi Lab
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Unknown

Abstract

Schwannomas are benign, encapsulated nerve sheath cell neoplasms. Cervical sympathetic chain (CSC) schwannomas are rare, with less than 50 cited cases in the literature. CSC schwannomas may mimic a number of parapharyngeal masses. We report a rare variant, "ancient" schwannoma, which presented cytologically and radiologically as a thyroid mass. This is the first report of a CSC schwannoma mimicking a thyroid mass and the first report of an ancient schwannoma of the CSC.

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