Benign schwannoma of the radial nerve mimicking cervical radicular pain

  • Dong seok Lee
  • Julius July
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Abstract

Radicular pain on the arm often referred to cervical disc problems. If cervical MRI is normal, then it is necessary to rule out peripheral nerve tumor. A 54-year old man presented with radicular pain in his left arm, investigated for cervical disc problems, with normal cervical MRI. Examination shows a positive Tinel’s sign on the proximal part of his left arm. Focal MRI revealed a lobulated tumor in the radial nerve 1.5 cm in diameter. The patient was operated and the tumor was completely removed. Histopathology confirmed the diagnosis of schwannoma. (Med J Indones. 2012;21:118-20)

Keywords: Peripheral nerve tumour, radicular pain, schwannoma, Tinel’s sign

Published
2012-05-01
How to Cite
1.
seok Lee D, July J. Benign schwannoma of the radial nerve mimicking cervical radicular pain. Med J Indones [Internet]. 2012May1 [cited 2020Sep.27];21(2):118-20. Available from: http://mji.ui.ac.id/journal/index.php/mji/article/view/486
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Case Report/Series