Turkish Neurosurgery 2019 , Vol 29 , Num 4
Ultrasound-Guided Microsurgical Excision for Brachial Plexus Schwannomas: Short-Term Clinical Study
1Acibadem Mehmet Ali Aydinlar University, Vocational School of Health Services, Istanbul, Turkey
2Acibadem Healthcare Group, Fulya Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey
3Ruprecht-Karls University of Heidelberg, Medical Faculty, Heidelberg, Germany
DOI : 10.5137/1019-5149.JTN.25575-18.3 AIM: To describe the ultrasound-guided microsurgical excision technique and to evaluate the surgical outcomes of brachial plexus schwannomas.

MATERIAL and METHODS: Eleven patients who underwent ultrasound-guided microsurgery for small (<3 cm) brachial plexus schwannomas between 2013 and 2017 were included in our study.

RESULTS: The mean age of the patients was 45 years (range: 30–68 years), with six tumors localized on the right and five on the left side. There were no perioperative or postoperative complications. No postoperative deficits were observed in the patients.

CONCLUSION: Surgeons can safely and completely excise most of the benign (<3 cm and non-palpable) brachial plexus tumors by the ultrasound-guided microsurgical excision technique. Keywords : Brachial plexus tumor, Schwannoma, Ultrasound-guided microsurgery

Corresponding author : Ismail YUCE, dr.ismailyuce@gmail.com