Malignant orbital schwannoma with massive intracranial recurrence (Journal article)

Miliaras, G./ Tsitsopoulos, P. P./ Asproudis, I./ Tsekeris, P./ Polyzoidis, K.

A 62 year old male presented with progressive diplopia, left orbital pain and impairment of visual acuity. Neuroradiological investigation disclosed an orbital tumour. The lesion was totally excised. Histopathology examination revealed a malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumour (MPNST). The tumour recurred with intracranial extension. The patient died 13 months after the initial diagnosis. To our knowledge, this is the first reported example of a massive intracranial recurrence of an orbital MPNST. The epidemiological features, clinical course and treatment of these lesions are discussed.
Institution and School/Department of submitter: Πανεπιστήμιο Ιωαννίνων. Σχολή Επιστημών και Τεχνολογιών. Τμήμα Βιολογικών Εφαρμογών και Τεχνολογιών
Keywords: neurilemoma,malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumour,orbital tumour,intracranial extension,nerve sheath tumors
ISSN: 0001-6268
Link: <Go to ISI>://000261590000011
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