N e u r o s u r g e o n    i n    t h e    P h i l i p p i n e s








A 35-year-old man consulted because of a 3-year history of progressive pain, numbness, tingling, and slight weakness in his left hand. He also felt a lump beneath his left collar bone. MRI showed a nerve sheath tumor in the brachial plexus. 

The patient underwent surgery to remove the tumor. The tumor was found to arise from the cords of the brachial plexus, a large bundle of nerves connecting the spinal cord to the nerves of the arm and hand. The operation was long and difficult, but the surgeon was able to separate the tumor from the brachial plexus and remove it completely. The patient did not have any new weakness or numbness after the surgery.


 Disclaimer: The information provided here is  for general medical education purposes only and is not meant to substitute 
for expert medical opinion on a specific patient's medical condition.
    Copyright 2010-2021 Neurosurgery.ph. All rights reserved.