Malignant melanotic neuroectodermal tumor of infancy: a clinical, pathologic, ultrastructural and tissue culture study.

@article{Dehner1979MalignantMN,
  title={Malignant melanotic neuroectodermal tumor of infancy: a clinical, pathologic, ultrastructural and tissue culture study.},
  author={Louis P. Dehner and Richard K. Sibley and John J. Sauk and Richard A. Vickers and Mark E. Nesbit and Arnold S. Leonard and David E Waite and J E Neeley and J C Ophoven},
  journal={Cancer},
  year={1979},
  volume={43 4},
  pages={1389-410}
}
The melanotic neuroectodermal tumor of infancy is an uncommon neoplasm typically of early childhood which has a predilection for the head and neck region, particularly the maxilla. Except for one previous example in the literature, this tumor has consistently behaved in a benign fashion. This study documents the clinical course and pathologic findings of a tumor which began in the maxilla of a 4-month-old boy, followed by a local recurrence, metastasis to a cervical lymph node and finally… CONTINUE READING
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