Title:
Long term survival with an intracerebral progressive nerve sheath tumour
Authors:
B. Hoeller and W. Koele
Institutions:
Dept. of General ENT, ENT University Hospital, Medical University of Graz, Austria
Keywords:
MPNST; malignant schwannoma; long-term survival; progressive nerve sheath tumour
Pages:
329 - 333
Abstract:
Long term survival with an intracerebral progressive nerve sheath tumour. Introduct: Malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumours (MPNSTs) are rare neoplasias, often having progressive growth and an unfavourable outcome. Patients relapse regularly and the tumour metastasizes frequently. Early diagnosis and intense therapy, including radical resection and adjuvant radio- and chemotherapy, are necessary to achieve cure or prolonged survival. Case report: A woman aged 60 years, survived 137 months from an initial diagnosis of fibroma of the sinus, which later proved to be intracerebral progressive malignant metastasized nerve sheath tumour. Discussion: A literature review and various case reports showed that MPNSTs are generally highly malignant, and often cannot be cured. Patients can be cured if the tumour is completely removed following adjuvant radio- and chemotherapy, depending on the tumour location.
Issue:
Vol. 9, 2013, 4th trimester


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Long term survival with an intracerebral progressive nerve sheath tumour