Schwannoma (brachial plexus)

Case contributed by Assoc Prof Frank Gaillard

Selected images from an MRI of the brachial plexus demonstrate a very well circumscribed enhancing lesion inline with the brachial plexus. A second elongated enhancing lesion along the C7 nerve root suggests that both lesions are schwannomas. 

Case Discussion

The patient went on to have a biopsy which confirmed the diagnosis of a schwannoma. The presence of a second probable schwannoma on the right C7 nerve root raises the possibility of neurofibromatosis type 2.

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rID: 4707
Published: 30th Sep 2008
Last edited: 22nd Mar 2020
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