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Malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumour metastasising to the parotid gland

Lookup NU author(s): Neil McLean


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Two rare cases of metastases from malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumours (MPNST) of the head and neck are described. The initial lesions were superficial, but despite early diagnosis and complete excision, they metastasised to the ipsilateral parotid gland. Both underwent further complete excision and neither metastatic lesion showed progression in grade. One patient is alive, however, the other died of widespread metastases. There are no other reported cases of these sarcomas in the head and neck metastasising to the parotid gland. © 2003 Published by Elsevier Ltd on behalf of The British Association of Plastic Surgeons. All rights reserved.

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Author(s): Colville RJI, Camilleri IG, McLean NR, Soames JV

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: British Journal of Plastic Surgery

Year: 2003

Volume: 56

Issue: 4

Pages: 418-420

Print publication date: 01/01/2003

ISSN (print): 0007-1226

ISSN (electronic):

Publisher: Churchill Livingstone


DOI: 10.1016/S0007-1226(03)00154-1

PubMed id: 12873474


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