Malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumor of the cervical vagus nerve in a neurofibromatosis type 1 patient: an unusual presentation

Gupta, A.; Bansal, S.; Bhagat, S. and Bahl, A. (2010) Malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumor of the cervical vagus nerve in a neurofibromatosis type 1 patient: an unusual presentation. Online Journal of Health andAllied Sciences, 9 (1). ISSN 0972-5997

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Abstract

Malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumors (MPNST’S) of the head and neck comprise 2% to 6% of head and neck sarcomas. These tumors may arise as sporadic variants or in patients with neurofibromatosis (NF). Development of these MPNST’s is one of the serious complications of neurofibromatosis type 1(NF1). To our knowledge there are only two reported cases of MPNST’s arising in the cervical vagal nerve, occurring in NF1 patients. We present here an NF1 patient who developed an MPNST of the cervical vagus nerve and presented only with a cervical swelling and hoarseness

EPrint Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Peripheral Nerve Sheath Tumor, Malignant Tumor, Neurofibromatosis, Vagus Nerve, Cervical Swelling
Subjects:Nervous System Diseases > Autonomic Nervous System Diseases
-Journal Repositories > Online Journal of Health and Allied Sciences
Nervous System Diseases > Neurocutaneous Syndromes > Neurofibromatoses
Neoplasms > Neoplastic Syndromes, Hereditary > Neurofibromatoses
Neoplasms > Neoplasms by Site > Head and Neck Neoplasms
Neoplasms > Neoplasms by Histologic Type > Neoplasms, Nerve Tissue
Nervous System Diseases > Neuromuscular Diseases > Peripheral Nervous System Diseases
Nervous System Diseases > Cranial Nerve Diseases > Vagus Nerve Diseases
Nervous System Diseases > Nervous System Neoplasms > Peripheral Nervous System Neoplasms
ID Code:3556
Deposited By:Dr Srinivas Kakkilaya
Deposited On:22 September 2010

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