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Benign Brachial Plexus Nerve Sheath Tumor: Schwannoma: A Case Report.
Heung Sik Park, Ho Jin Bong, Jong Tae Kim, Kyung Sul Jang
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.
Keywords: Schwannoma;Brachial plexus;Anterior supreclavicular approach


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