Schwannoma of the parapharyngeal space

Case contributed by Dr Ahmed Abdrabou


Dysphagia and sense of incomplete swallowing and abnormal barium swallow

Patient Data

Age: 25 years old
Gender: Male

A rounded, regular, well defined, encapsulated soft tissue mass is seen at the left parapharyngeal space. it compresses the pharyngeal air column and displaces the carotid vessels/jugular vein laterally. It exhibits low T1, bright T2/STIR signal with patchy moderate enhancement after contrast administration.

Case Discussion

The patient underwent surgical resection and the lesions was removed and the pathological report proved schwannoma of the parapharyngeal space

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Case information

rID: 41325
Published: 27th Nov 2015
Last edited: 27th Nov 2015
System: Head & Neck
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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