Published: 2021-08-23

Facial pain: a rare presenting symptom of sympathetic chain schwannoma

Nivea Singh, Ravi Meher, Vikram Wadhwa, Mohamed Riyas Ali


Schwannoma is a nerve sheath tumour that usually presents as an asymptomatic lump. We report a case where facial pain was the only symptom of the tumour. Surgical excision was done. Intraoperative findings and Horner syndrome confirmed the diagnosis of cervical sympathetic chain schwannoma. Histopathology was also consistent with the diagnosis. The patient did well postoperatively.


Cervical schwannoma, Facial neuralgia, Sympathetic chain schwannoma

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