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Cervical Accessory Nerve Schwannoma: A Case Report

Anuar Kuri-Garcia, Alberto Guakil-Haber, Marlon Enrique Segovia-Forero, María Yazmín Olvera-Suárez

Keywords : Cervical mass, Head and neck, Head and neck surgery, Neck mass, Schwannoma

Citation Information : Kuri-Garcia A, Guakil-Haber A, Segovia-Forero ME, Olvera-Suárez MY. Cervical Accessory Nerve Schwannoma: A Case Report. Int J Head Neck Surg 2021; 12 (3):106-110.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10001-1440

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 17-12-2021

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2021; The Author(s).


Schwannomas are tumors derived from Schwann cells that produce the myelin sheath that covers peripheral nerves, uncommon in the head and neck area. These rare tumors can arise from cranial nerves in their extracranial pathways, from sympathetic chains and peripheral nerves. We report the case of a female patient with a cervical accessory nerve schwannoma and its computed tomography (CT) scan, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), and histopathologic findings. Surgical excision avoiding nerve manipulation continues to be the first-line therapy in these cases, to avoid or minimize nerve-related complications.

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