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Case Reports in Otolaryngology
Volume 2013, Article ID 712365, 3 pages
Case Report

A Rare Case of Paediatric Neck Swelling: Cervical Sympathetic Chain Schwannoma

Department of Surgery, Our Lady’s Hospital for Sick Children, Crumlin, Dublin 8, Ireland

Received 12 March 2013; Accepted 7 April 2013

Academic Editors: K. Morshed and G. Zhou

Copyright © 2013 E. Keane et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Schwannomas are indolent benign lesions arising from schwann cells in the nerve. They are especially rare in the paediatric population. We report an interesting case of a swelling in the upper neck, which highlights an atypical presentation of this tumour, as well as the complex details of its clinical, radiological, and surgical management.