Schwannomas of the Brachial Plexus
Neurogenic tumors of the brachial plexus are very rare lesions. A few reports are found in the literature, and they concern a small number of cases. Excluding cases of von Recklinghausen’s disease, the total number of surgically treated cases that have undergone pathological evaluation is 171. Das Gupta et al.  presented in 1969 the pathological features of 60 neurilemmomas of the neck, but they did not specify the exact site of implantation. Horak et al.  in 1983 reviewed 11 neurofibromas and 5 schwannomas. Only the other 95 cases [2, 5, 7] of solitary schwannomas are clearly diagnosed and described in their clinical and pathological features.
KeywordsBrachial Plexus Nerve Graft Neurogenic Tumor Malignant Schwannoma Brachial Plexus Lesion
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