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Schwannomas are benign, encapsulated and slow-growing nerve sheath tumours arising from Schwann cells. The schwannoma arising from the cervical sympathetic chain (SCSC) is a very rare tumour. It usually presents as a slow growing, painless and asymptomatic neck mass, hence preoperative clinical diagnosis is difficult. Radiological investigation and fine needle aspiration cytology make only a small contribution to its preoperative diagnosis, histopathological examination being much more useful. We report here the first case report of SCSC from Oman. It occurred in a 45 year-old female and was successfully excised.


Schwannoma Cervical sympathetic chain Excision Case report Oman

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Al-Abri, R., Kumar, S., Chopra, P., & Saparamadu, P. (2011). Schwannoma of the Cervical Symphathetic Chain : First case report from Oman. Sultan Qaboos University Medical Journal [SQUMJ], 11(3), 403–406. Retrieved from