Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2011  |  Volume : 15  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 46--51

Intraoral presentation of multiple malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumors associated with neurofibromatosis-1


Mahija Janardhanan, S Rakesh, RB Vinod Kumar 
 Department of Oral Pathology and Microbiology, Amrita School of Dentistry, Kochi, Kerala, India

Correspondence Address:
Mahija Janardhanan
Reader, Department of Oral Pathology and Microbiology, Amrita School of Dentistry, Kochi, Kerala
India

Neurofibromatosis-1 (NF-1) is a relatively common autosomal dominant disease characterized by multiple cutaneous fibromatoses and café au lait spots. It is associated with the mutation of NF-1 gene, a tumor suppressor gene located on chromosome 17q11.2. Hence, it can be considered as a familial cancer predisposition syndrome in which the affected individuals are at increased risk of developing malignancies. Intraoral neurofibromas associated with NF-1 are quite common, but the occurrence of malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumor (MPNST) in the oral cavity is very rare. Oral MPNST can occur either de novo or by malignant transformation of neurofibromas or very rarely can represent a metastatic lesion. Here, we present a case of MPNST involving the maxillary region, in a patient with NF-1. Since MPNST often creates a diagnostic dilemma, histopathologic criteria for the diagnosis of MPNST are also discussed.


How to cite this article:
Janardhanan M, Rakesh S, Vinod Kumar R B. Intraoral presentation of multiple malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumors associated with neurofibromatosis-1.J Oral Maxillofac Pathol 2011;15:46-51


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Janardhanan M, Rakesh S, Vinod Kumar R B. Intraoral presentation of multiple malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumors associated with neurofibromatosis-1. J Oral Maxillofac Pathol [serial online] 2011 [cited 2019 Sep 20 ];15:46-51
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