Large Malignant Peripheral Nerve Sheath Tumor of Lumbar spine: A Case Report
Keywords:Malignant Peripheral nerve sheath tumor, neurofibroma, neurofibromatosis 1
Malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumors (MPNST) is a rare condition that arises from the peripheral nerves and is characterized histologically by cellular atypia, hyperchromasia and spindle shaped tumor cells intersecting in stroiform pattern. While neurofibromas are common in spinal canal, malignant transformation into MPNST is rarely seen except in cases with neurofibromatosis 1 (NF1).
Nepal Journal of Medical Sciences | Volume 02 | Number 02 | July-December 2013 | Page 190-193
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