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

Sung Eun Song, Bo Kyoung Seo, Jung Woo Choi, Gil Soo Son, Kyu Ran Cho, Baek Hyun Kim

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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

    Keywords

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

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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