Report of a case of malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumor of the neck with an early local recurrence.

Abstract

Malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumor (MPNST), which originates in Schwann cells, is uncommon in the head and neck. These highly aggressive sarcomas are characterized by local recurrence and distant metastasis. Many are associated with neurofibromatosis type 1; the survival rate in such cases is poorer than the rate associated with tumors that arise de… (More)

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