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An Official Publication of the Indian Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathologists

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Year : 2018  |  Volume : 22  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 260-262
Aggressive histologic features do not predict biologic behavior in melanotic neuroectodermal tumor of infancy

Department of Surgical and Hospital Dentistry, University of Louisville School of Dentistry, Louisville, Kentucky, USA

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Brian S Shumway
Department of Surgical and Hospital Dentistry, University of Louisville, 501 South Preston St., Rm 313, Louisville, Kentucky 40202
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DOI: 10.4103/jomfp.JOMFP_161_17

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While generally benign, occasional aggressive histologic features in the melanotic neuroectodermal tumor of infancy (MNTI) have been used to justify a diagnosis of malignancy; this could lead to overtreatment. We report a case with presumed aggressive histologic features that did not recur following conservative treatment. This adds evidence that histologic features are not predictive of clinical behavior in MNTI.

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