Imaging of the malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumour with emphasis οn ultrasonography: correlation with MRI.

@article{Rafailidis2014ImagingOT,
  title={Imaging of the malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumour with emphasis οn ultrasonography: correlation with MRI.},
  author={Vasileios Rafailidis and Theodora Kaziani and Costas Theocharides and Athanasios Papanikolaou and Dimitrios Rafailidis},
  journal={Journal of ultrasound},
  year={2014},
  volume={17 3},
  pages={219-23}
}
Malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumours affect 0.001 % of the population. The epithelioid subtype accounts for only 5 % of them. We herein present a patient with a palpable mass on the left calf, which was investigated by ultrasonography, ultrasonographically guided fine-needle biopsy and MRI. Ultrasonography estimated the size of the tumour and evaluated its echotexture. Doppler technique detected characteristic corkscrew-type blood vessel entering in the upper pole of the mass. T1-weighted… CONTINUE READING

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