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J Surg Oncol. 1982 Mar;19(3):132-5.

Malignant schwannoma of the vagus nerve: a case report and review of the literature.

Abstract

A case of neuroectodermal tumor, a malignant schwannoma, of the cervical vagus nerve is presented. It had been previously misdiagnosed and was a recurrence. A review of the literature reveals this to be the sixth such case reported. The difficulties in establishing a diagnosis and the principals of adequate therapy are discussed; these include wide surgical resection and postoperative radiotherapy to the tumor bed. The correct recognition of their malignant potential is essential for long-term disease-free survival.

PMID:
7070091
DOI:
10.1002/jso.2930190304
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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