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Year : 2006  |  Volume : 49  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 397-9

Malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumor in oral cavity--a rare site.


Department of Pathology, Government Medical College, Mysore

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A L Hemalatha
Department of Pathology, Government Medical College, Mysore

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PMID: 17001897

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MPNST occurring in oral cavity, which is a rare site for the tumour, in a 35 year old female patient with history of swelling underneath the tongue present since one year diagnosed clinically as ranula is presented here. Histopathological examination of the excised mass showed features of spindle cell sarcoma following which a provisional diagnosis of MPNST was offered. The differential diagnosis considered were leiomyosarcoma, rhabdomyosarcoma and spindle cell variant of squamous cell carcinoma (being the commoner tumour in oral cavity). Immunohistochemistry confirmed neural origin of the tumour. The case is reported in view of the rarity of the lesion in oral cavity.


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