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Brachial Plexus Schwannoma
Eunice Y. L. Dai, MBBS, FRCR; H. Y. Yuen, MBChB, FRCR; Anil T. Ahuja, MD, FRCR
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KEY FACTS

  • Terminology

    • Imaging

      • Top Differential Diagnoses

        • Clinical Issues

          TERMINOLOGY

          • Definitions

            • Benign neoplasm of Schwann cells that wrap brachial plexus (BP) nerves in perivertebral space (PVS)

          IMAGING

          • General Features

            • Ultrasonographic Findings

              • CT Findings

                • MR Findings

                  • Imaging Recommendations

                    DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS

                      CLINICAL ISSUES

                      • Presentation

                        • Treatment

                          DIAGNOSTIC CHECKLIST

                          • Image Interpretation Pearls

                            • Reporting Tips

                              Selected References

                              1. Lapegue F et al: Ultrasonography of the brachial plexus, normal appearance and practical applications. Diagn Interv Imaging. 95(3):259-75, 2014
                              2. Ahuja AT et al: Diagnostic Imaging: Ultrasound. 1st ed. Salt Lake City: Amirsys, Inc. 11-102-105, 2007
                              3. Graif M et al: Sonographic evaluation of brachial plexus pathology. Eur Radiol. 14(2):193-200, 2004
                              4. Harnsberger HR et al: Diagnostic Imaging: Head & Neck. 1st ed. Salt Lake City: Amirsys, Inc. III-10-14-15, 2004
                              5. Ahuja AT et al. Practical head and neck ultrasound. London: Greenwich Medical Media. 85-104, 2000
                              6. King AD et al: Sonography of peripheral nerve tumors of the neck. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 169(6):1695-8, 1997
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                              KEY FACTS

                              • Terminology

                                • Imaging

                                  • Top Differential Diagnoses

                                    • Clinical Issues

                                      TERMINOLOGY

                                      • Definitions

                                        • Benign neoplasm of Schwann cells that wrap brachial plexus (BP) nerves in perivertebral space (PVS)

                                      IMAGING

                                      • General Features

                                        • Ultrasonographic Findings

                                          • CT Findings

                                            • MR Findings

                                              • Imaging Recommendations

                                                DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS

                                                  CLINICAL ISSUES

                                                  • Presentation

                                                    • Treatment

                                                      DIAGNOSTIC CHECKLIST

                                                      • Image Interpretation Pearls

                                                        • Reporting Tips

                                                          Selected References

                                                          1. Lapegue F et al: Ultrasonography of the brachial plexus, normal appearance and practical applications. Diagn Interv Imaging. 95(3):259-75, 2014
                                                          2. Ahuja AT et al: Diagnostic Imaging: Ultrasound. 1st ed. Salt Lake City: Amirsys, Inc. 11-102-105, 2007
                                                          3. Graif M et al: Sonographic evaluation of brachial plexus pathology. Eur Radiol. 14(2):193-200, 2004
                                                          4. Harnsberger HR et al: Diagnostic Imaging: Head & Neck. 1st ed. Salt Lake City: Amirsys, Inc. III-10-14-15, 2004
                                                          5. Ahuja AT et al. Practical head and neck ultrasound. London: Greenwich Medical Media. 85-104, 2000
                                                          6. King AD et al: Sonography of peripheral nerve tumors of the neck. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 169(6):1695-8, 1997