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Year : 2013  |  Volume : 17  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 129-131
Malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumor of facial nerve: Presenting as parotid mass


1 Department of Pathology, Smt. Kashibai Navale Medical College and General Hospital, Narhe, Pune, Maharashtra, India
2 Department of Surgery, Smt. Kashibai Navale Medical College and General Hospital, Narhe, Pune, Maharashtra, India

Correspondence Address:
Bageshri P Gogate
Department of Pathology, Smt. Kashibai Navale Medical College and General Hospital, Narhe, Off Pune, Mumbai Bypass, Pune 411 041, Maharashtra
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DOI: 10.4103/0973-029X.110708

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Malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumor (MPNST) is very uncommon tumor of parotid gland and it is an uncommon spindle cell sarcoma accounting for approximately 5% of all soft-tissue sarcoma. There is strong association between MPNSTs and neurofibromatosis (NF-1) and previous irradiation. Structural abnormality of chromosome 17 is associated with NF-1 and so MPNST. We present a case of a 78-year-old male presenting with slowly growing parotid mass who underwent tumor resection.


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