Abstract

Case Report

Brachial Plexus Schwannoma: Report of 4 cases with Intralesional Enucleation

Jennette SY Chan* and Josephine WY Ip

Published: 28 December, 2017 | Volume 1 - Issue 1 | Pages: 004-009

Brachial plexus tumours are rare. It comprises of only 5% of all tumours of upper limb [1]. The two most common brachial plexus region tumors are schwannomas and neurofibromas [2-4]. Both are benign and arise from the nerve sheath. XiaotianJia et al., published a large case series of 143 patients with primary brachial plexus tumors in 2016. In his series, there are 119 schwannoma and 12 neurofibromas [3]. Schwannomas are most frequently found in the head and neck region, which comprises 25% of all Schwannomas. There are only about 5% of schwannomas present as brachial plexus tumours [5].

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