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Year : 2015  |  Volume : 8  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 147-149

Giant sporadic high-grade malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumor: A case report with review of literature

1 Department of Pathology, School of Medicine, D Y Patil University, Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
2 Department of Periodontology, Swami Devi Dayal Dental College, Haryana, India

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R Sonia Kundu
Department of Pathology, D Y Patil University School of Medicine, Nerul, Navi Mumbai - 400 706, Maharashtra
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/2349-5006.174256

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Malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumors (MPNSTs) are uncommon spindle cell sarcomas originating from the pleuripotent cells of neural crest or Schwann cells. Head and neck region, the extremities and peripheral nerve trunk roots are its common locations. Sporadic type is a rare variant than the neurofibromatosis-1 associated type of MPNST. This study presents a case of giant, sporadic, and high-grade MPNST of right shoulder in a 48-year-old female.

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