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Carotid Space Neurofibroma
H. Christian Davidson, MD
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KEY FACTS

  • Terminology

    • Imaging

      • Top Differential Diagnoses

        • Pathology

          • Clinical Issues

            • Diagnostic Checklist

              TERMINOLOGY

              • Abbreviations

                • Neurofibroma (NF), neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1)
              • Definitions

                • Benign nerve sheath tumor in carotid space
                • Arises from vagus nerve or sympathetic chain; superior lesions may arise from hypoglossal nerve

              IMAGING

              • General Features

                • CT Findings

                  • MR Findings

                    • Angiographic Findings

                      • Imaging Recommendations

                        DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS

                          PATHOLOGY

                          • General Features

                            • Staging, Grading, & Classification

                              • Gross Pathologic & Surgical Features

                                • Microscopic Features

                                  CLINICAL ISSUES

                                  • Presentation

                                    • Demographics

                                      • Natural History & Prognosis

                                        • Treatment

                                          DIAGNOSTIC CHECKLIST

                                          • Consider

                                            • Image Interpretation Pearls

                                              • Reporting Tips

                                                Selected References

                                                1. Latham K et al: Neurofibromatosis of the head and neck: classification and surgical management. Plast Reconstr Surg. 135(3):845-55, 2015
                                                2. Marocchio LS et al: Sporadic and multiple neurofibromas in the head and neck region: a retrospective study of 33 years. Clin Oral Investig. 11(2):165-9, 2007
                                                3. Pang KP et al: Parapharyngeal space tumours: an 18 year review. J Laryngol Otol. 116(3):170-5, 2002
                                                4. Giovagnorio F et al: Sonography of the cervical vagus nerve: normal appearance and abnormal findings. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 176(3):745-9, 2001
                                                5. Rapado F et al: Neurofibromatosis type 1 of the head and neck: dilemmas in management. J Laryngol Otol. 115(2):151-4, 2001
                                                6. Gilmer-Hill HS et al: Neurogenic tumors of the cervical vagus nerve: report of four cases and review of the literature. Neurosurgery. 46(6):1498-503, 2000
                                                7. Loree TR et al: Malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumors of the head and neck: analysis of prognostic factors. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 122(5):667-72, 2000
                                                8. Chung CJ et al: Cervical neurofibromas in children with NF-1. Pediatr Radiol. 29(5):353-6, 1999
                                                9. King AD et al: Sonography of peripheral nerve tumors of the neck. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 169(6):1695-8, 1997
                                                10. Lin BT et al: Neurofibroma and cellular neurofibroma with atypia: a report of 14 tumors. Am J Surg Pathol. 21(12):1443-9, 1997
                                                11. Miller FR et al: Magnetic resonance imaging and the management of parapharyngeal space tumors. Head Neck. 18(1):67-77, 1996
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                                                KEY FACTS

                                                • Terminology

                                                  • Imaging

                                                    • Top Differential Diagnoses

                                                      • Pathology

                                                        • Clinical Issues

                                                          • Diagnostic Checklist

                                                            TERMINOLOGY

                                                            • Abbreviations

                                                              • Neurofibroma (NF), neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1)
                                                            • Definitions

                                                              • Benign nerve sheath tumor in carotid space
                                                              • Arises from vagus nerve or sympathetic chain; superior lesions may arise from hypoglossal nerve

                                                            IMAGING

                                                            • General Features

                                                              • CT Findings

                                                                • MR Findings

                                                                  • Angiographic Findings

                                                                    • Imaging Recommendations

                                                                      DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS

                                                                        PATHOLOGY

                                                                        • General Features

                                                                          • Staging, Grading, & Classification

                                                                            • Gross Pathologic & Surgical Features

                                                                              • Microscopic Features

                                                                                CLINICAL ISSUES

                                                                                • Presentation

                                                                                  • Demographics

                                                                                    • Natural History & Prognosis

                                                                                      • Treatment

                                                                                        DIAGNOSTIC CHECKLIST

                                                                                        • Consider

                                                                                          • Image Interpretation Pearls

                                                                                            • Reporting Tips

                                                                                              Selected References

                                                                                              1. Latham K et al: Neurofibromatosis of the head and neck: classification and surgical management. Plast Reconstr Surg. 135(3):845-55, 2015
                                                                                              2. Marocchio LS et al: Sporadic and multiple neurofibromas in the head and neck region: a retrospective study of 33 years. Clin Oral Investig. 11(2):165-9, 2007
                                                                                              3. Pang KP et al: Parapharyngeal space tumours: an 18 year review. J Laryngol Otol. 116(3):170-5, 2002
                                                                                              4. Giovagnorio F et al: Sonography of the cervical vagus nerve: normal appearance and abnormal findings. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 176(3):745-9, 2001
                                                                                              5. Rapado F et al: Neurofibromatosis type 1 of the head and neck: dilemmas in management. J Laryngol Otol. 115(2):151-4, 2001
                                                                                              6. Gilmer-Hill HS et al: Neurogenic tumors of the cervical vagus nerve: report of four cases and review of the literature. Neurosurgery. 46(6):1498-503, 2000
                                                                                              7. Loree TR et al: Malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumors of the head and neck: analysis of prognostic factors. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 122(5):667-72, 2000
                                                                                              8. Chung CJ et al: Cervical neurofibromas in children with NF-1. Pediatr Radiol. 29(5):353-6, 1999
                                                                                              9. King AD et al: Sonography of peripheral nerve tumors of the neck. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 169(6):1695-8, 1997
                                                                                              10. Lin BT et al: Neurofibroma and cellular neurofibroma with atypia: a report of 14 tumors. Am J Surg Pathol. 21(12):1443-9, 1997
                                                                                              11. Miller FR et al: Magnetic resonance imaging and the management of parapharyngeal space tumors. Head Neck. 18(1):67-77, 1996