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Malignant Peripheral Nerve Sheath Tumor Relapse Detected by Positron Emission Tomography

2015-01

Mădălina Olivia Adameșteanu, I. Lascăr, M. Vālcu, Ioana Teona Sebe

Malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumors (MPNST) are soft tissue tumors showing neuroectodermal differentiation. They arise in connection to a major nerve trunk, a peripheral nerve or a preexisting neuroma in patients with hereditary neurofibromatosis type 1. [1, 2]

They usually develop in the deep soft tissue between anatomic compartments, the root of the limbs (inguinal region, the axilla) being one of the most common sites of occurrence.

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