Malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumors of intrathoracic vagus nerve.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

The authors report two cases of malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumors arising from the vagus nerve in the mediastinum in patients who had no stigmata of neurofibromatosis (von Recklinghausen's disease). Computed tomography showed homogeneous soft tissue masses, with minimal calcification seen in one patient. T2-weighted magnetic resonance images showed regions of low signal intensity caused by a dense cellular population.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Ogino, H; Hara, M; Satake, M; Miyagawa, H; Itoh, M; Ohba, S; Goodman, PC

Published Date

  • July 2001

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 16 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 181 - 184

PubMed ID

  • 11428419

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0883-5993

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1097/00005382-200107000-00008


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States