Vagal Schwannomas of the Head & Neck

A comprehensive review and a novel approach to preserving vocal cord innervation and function.


Vagal schwannomas are rare, benign tumors of the head and neck and present a unique set of clinical and therapeutic challenges. This article comprehensively reviews the symptoms, treatment approach, and postoperative outcomes for vagal schwannomas. The authors also present a novel combination of nerve monitoring techniques that may reduce postoperative morbidity.

Sandler ML, Sims JR, Sinclair C, Sharif KF, Ho R, Yue LE, Téllez MJ, Ulkatan S, Khorsandi AS, Brandwein-Weber M, Urken ML

Head and Neck, 2019

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