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Schwannomas of the Brachial Plexus

  • A. Alexandre
  • P. Cisotto
  • D. Billeci
  • S. Cusumano
  • F. Di Paola
  • A. Carteri
Conference paper

Abstract

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. [1] 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. [4] 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.

Keywords

Brachial Plexus Nerve Graft Neurogenic Tumor Malignant Schwannoma Brachial Plexus Lesion 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1990

Authors and Affiliations

  • A. Alexandre
    • 1
  • P. Cisotto
    • 1
  • D. Billeci
    • 1
  • S. Cusumano
    • 1
  • F. Di Paola
    • 1
  • A. Carteri
    • 1
  1. 1.TrevisoItaly

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