Malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumors of the head and neck: management of 10 cases and literature review.

@article{Minovi2007MalignantPN,
  title={Malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumors of the head and neck: management of 10 cases and literature review.},
  author={Amir Minovi and Oliver Basten and Ben Hunter and Wolfgang Draf and Ulrike Bockmuehl},
  journal={Head & neck},
  year={2007},
  volume={29 5},
  pages={439-45}
}
BACKGROUND This study analyzes the management and outcomes of a series of 10 malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumors (MPNST) of the head and neck. METHODS From 1984 to 2004, 10 patients underwent surgical treatment of a MPNST. We retrospectively reviewed presenting symptoms, radiological findings, surgical management, and follow-up status and performed a literature review. RESULTS Eight tumors were located at the lateral skull base; 2 involved the vagus nerve in isolation. Two lesions were… CONTINUE READING
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