Clin Surg | Volume 5, Issue 1 | Case Report | Open Access

Malignant Peripheral Nerve Sheath Tumor, a Sarcoma Mimicker: Importance of Cytogenetic Study

Abdulrazaq A Alojan1*, Rashid A Alghanim1, Mohamed A Shawarby2 and Ahmed S Ammar1

1Department of Neurosurgery, King Fahad University Hospital, Khobar, Saudi Arabia
2Department of Pathology, King Fahad University Hospital, Khobar, Saudi Arabia

*Correspondance to: Abdulrazaq A Alojan 

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Abstract

Isolated Peripheral Malignant Nerve Sheath Tumor (MPNST) may mimic a synovial sarcoma where a cytogenetic study is crucial to help differentiate the two entities in the context of similar clinicohistopathological background. Here we report a patient with progressive median nerve MPNST, that was initially thought of spindle cell sarcoma, however cytogenetic study excludes that possibility and patient was managed as MPNST with good outcome over 5 years follow up.

Citation:

Alojan AA, Alghanim RA, Shawarby MA, Ammar AS. Malignant Peripheral Nerve Sheath Tumor, a Sarcoma Mimicker: Importance of Cytogenetic Study. Clin Surg. 2020; 5: 2873..

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