Benign solitary schwannoma of the cervical vagus nerve. A case report with a review of the literature

J Laryngol Otol. 1979 Mar;93(3):307-16. doi: 10.1017/s0022215100087065.


A case of benign solitary schwannoma of the cervical vagus nerve occurring in a 12-year-old girl is reported. Clinical and pathological problems connected with the neoplasm are discussed. From a review of the literature, the lesion seems to be less rare than is commonly believed. Treatment is also discussed, including the possibility of a surgical procedure which allows the restoration of function in the vagus nerve.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Child
  • Cranial Nerve Neoplasms / pathology*
  • Cranial Nerve Neoplasms / surgery
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Neck
  • Neurilemmoma / pathology*
  • Neurilemmoma / surgery
  • Vagus Nerve*