The sonographic "coffee bean" sign helps distinguish an axillary neurofibroma from a lymphadenopathy

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Abstract

Axillary masses may represent various soft tissue tumors or lymphadenopathy. Neurofibromas are benign peripheral nerve sheath tumors and, while they are very uncommon, it is important to remember that neurogenic tumors arising from brachial plexus can develop in the axilla. We describe an axillary neurofibroma arising from the brachial plexus that presented with a "coffee bean sign" on sonography that distinguished it from axillary lymphadenopathy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)33-37
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Clinical Ultrasound
Volume42
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014 Jan 1

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Neurofibroma
Brachial Plexus
Coffee
Nerve Sheath Neoplasms
Axilla
Ultrasonography
Neoplasms
Lymphadenopathy

Keywords

  • Axilla
  • Brachial plexus
  • Neoplasms
  • Neurofibroma
  • Peripheral nerves
  • Ultrasonography

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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