Article Text

Download PDFPDF
Secretory cervical schwannoma: first of its kind


Schwannomas arising from cervical sympathetic chain are rare benign neoplasms which are slow growing, usually asymptomatic, biochemically non-secretory and functionally inactive tumours. We present a case of secretory schwannoma arising from the cervical sympathetic chain, causing hypertension and associated with raised urinary catecholamine degradation by-products. Transcervical excision of the tumour was followed by normalisation of blood pressure and urinary vanillylmandelic acid levels and pathologically the tumour was proved to be a schwannoma.

  • ear, nose and throat
  • head and neck cancer
  • head and neck surgery

Statistics from

Request Permissions

If you wish to reuse any or all of this article please use the link below which will take you to the Copyright Clearance Center’s RightsLink service. You will be able to get a quick price and instant permission to reuse the content in many different ways.