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

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Cancer Control. 2008;15(4):352-357. 

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Conclusions

Sympathetic schwannomas are rare tumors that are difficult to diagnose preoperatively. Radiologic findings are usually nondiagnostic. Diagnosis relies on clinical suspicion, and confirmation is often obtained by means of surgical pathology. Long-term surveillance is not recommended, even though these tumors are benign and mostly asymptomatic. Surgical excision should be considered for this tumor, and recurrence is rare.

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