Giant malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumor of the neck in a patient with neurofibromatosis-1


Topal O., Yilmaz T., Ogretmenoglu O.

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF PEDIATRIC OTORHINOLARYNGOLOGY, cilt.68, ss.1465-1467, 2004 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 68 Konu: 11
  • Basım Tarihi: 2004
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1016/j.ijporl.2004.06.005
  • Dergi Adı: INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF PEDIATRIC OTORHINOLARYNGOLOGY
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.1465-1467

Özet

Sixteen-year-old mentally retarded mate patient presented with a giant malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumor (MPNST) on his neck. Surgery was the chosen method of treatment by the help of a neurosurgeon for dissecting the mass from the nerves of the brachial plexus and a thorasic surgeon for removing the mass from the superior mediastinum. A mass of 2 kg in weight was excised gross totally. He had an early recurrence in the second month of the follow-up period despite postoperative irradiation therapy. He died of his disease due to the compression of vena cava superior. (C) 2004 Elsevier Ireland Ltd. All rights reserved.