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Year : 2007  |  Volume : 18  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 19-22
Malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumour: An elusive diagnosis


Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, JSS Dental College and Hospital, Mysore (Karnataka) - 570 015, India

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Karthikeya Patil
Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, JSS Dental College and Hospital, Mysore (Karnataka) - 570 015
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DOI: 10.4103/0970-9290.30917

PMID: 17347540

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Malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumour (MPNST) also termed as spindle cell malignancy of the peripheral nerve Schwann cells or neurogenic sarcoma, represents approximately 10% of all soft tissue sarcomas. This tumour is usually found in the lower extremities and only 10-12% of all lesions occur in the head and neck region, which makes it a rare entity. The diagnosis of MPNST has been described as one of the most difficult and elusive diagnosis in the soft tissue diseases because of its non-specific presentation both clinically and histopathologically. This was overcome by the use of immunohistochemistry. A case of MPNST of the left maxillary antrum in a 45 -year -old male patient is reported.


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