Melanotic neuroectodermal tumour of infancy.

  title={Melanotic neuroectodermal tumour of infancy.},
  author={Sweta Pattanayak Mohanty and J. G. Ray and Richa and Sambudho Mukherjee and Chitra Mandal and Keya Chaudhuri},
  journal={BMJ case reports},
Melanotic neuroectodermal tumour of infancy (MNTI) is a rare benign tumour of neural crest origin that was first described by Krompecher in 1918.1 It is predominantly found in infancy, with about 92% of cases below the age of 12 months and 82% below the age of 6 months. The predominant site of origin is in the premaxilla though it is reported at other sites also including the skull, the mandible, the epididymis and the brain.2 The lesions often have areas of bluish discolouration on the surface… CONTINUE READING