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Contrasting radiological presentation of cervical sympathetic chain schwannoma: Case series of two cases.
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PMID:  25283326     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
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Splaying of carotid bifurcation on imaging, known as Lyre sign, is seen characteristically in carotid body tumors. Is positive Lyre sign always confirmatory of carotid body tumor? Here we discuss two cases of cervical sympathetic chain schwannoma. The first case presented radiologically as an enhancing lesion with splaying of external carotid artery and internal carotid artery (positive Lyre sign) and misled us to the diagnosis of carotid body tumor. The second case presented as an enhancing lesion causing anterior displacement of external carotid artery and internal carotid artery (negative Lyre sign). Both lesions were confirmed as cervical sympathetic schwannoma. Post-operatively both patients developed Horner's syndrome. Lyre sign is not always confirmatory of carotid body tumor.
Authors:
Roshan Kumar Verma; Satheesh Kumar Sunku; Naresh K Panda
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2013-12-13
Journal Detail:
Title:  Otolaryngologia polska. The Polish otolaryngology     Volume:  68     ISSN:  0030-6657     ISO Abbreviation:  Otolaryngol Pol     Publication Date:    2014 Sep-Oct
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2014-10-06     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0404453     Medline TA:  Otolaryngol Pol     Country:  Poland    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  271-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
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Copyright © 2013 Polish Otorhinolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery Society. Published by Elsevier Urban & Partner Sp. z.o.o. All rights reserved.
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