Malignant cell infiltration in the peripheral nervous system.

  title={Malignant cell infiltration in the peripheral nervous system.},
  author={W Grisold and C Briani and Andrea Vass},
  journal={Handbook of clinical neurology},
The peripheral nervous system can be affected by malignancies involving different mechanisms. Neoplastic nerve lesion by compression, invasion, and infiltration is rare and occurs in particular in leukemia (neuroleukemiosis) and lymphoma (neurolymphomatosis). Its occurrence is much rarer in cancer, and even less so in sarcoma. The neoplastic infiltration of peripheral nerves by solid tumors is characterized by specific topographical sites such as the base of the skull, the ear, nose and throat… CONTINUE READING