A rare case of bilateral vagus nerve schwanomatosis

Makoto Hosoya, Nobuko Yamamoto, Takeshi Wakabayashi, Keitaro Toshikuni, Haruna Yabe, Shujiro B. Minami

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Abstract

Schwanomatosis is the third most common form of neurofibromatosis. Schwanomatosis affecting the vagus nerve is particularly rare. In this report, we describe an extremely rare case bilateral vagus nerve schwanomatosis in a 45-year-old male patient. The patient initially presented with bilateral neck tumors and hoarseness arising after thoracic surgery. We performed left neck surgery in order to diagnose and resect the remaining tumors followed by laryngeal framework surgery to improve vocal cord closure and symptoms of hoarseness. Voice recovery was successfully achieved after surgery. An appropriate diagnosis and surgical tumor resection followed by phonosurgery improved patient quality of life in this rare case.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)871-874
Number of pages4
JournalAuris Nasus Larynx
Volume45
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018 Aug 1
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • Schwanomatosis
  • Thyroplasty
  • Vagus nerve

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Otorhinolaryngology

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Hosoya, M., Yamamoto, N., Wakabayashi, T., Toshikuni, K., Yabe, H., & Minami, S. B. (2018). A rare case of bilateral vagus nerve schwanomatosis. Auris Nasus Larynx, 45(4), 871-874. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.anl.2017.10.010