Management of Nerve Sheath Tumors Arising in the Sympathetic Chain

Surbhi Jain, MD; Kristin Houseknecht, MPH; Amyn M. Rojiani, MD, PhD; Matthias Setzer, MD; Frank D. Vrionis, MD, MPH, PhD


Cancer Control. 2008;15(4):352-357. 

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This series comprises tumors in different locations that may cause different neurological deficits and functional impairment and may require different surgical techniques and approaches. However, all the tumors belong to the same histologic entity, having presumably the same biological behavior. Given that sympathetic schwannomas are rare, it seems to be justified to include cervical and thoracic tumors in one series.


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