Thoracic malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumour mimicking a pleural tumour: A rare pedunculated appearance

Masahiro Komori, Hidetake Yabuuchi, Toshiro Kuroiwa, Yoshihisa Nagatoshi, Yukito Ichinose, Yoichi Hachitanda

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Abstract

A malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumour (MPNST) generally occurs in adults and often in patients with neurofibromatosis-1 (NF-1). We present a rare case of a huge thoracic MPNST arising from the intercostal nerve in a 12-year-old girl without NF-1. In addition to the unusual occurrence in a child without NF-1, MRI demonstrated a unique pedunculated appearance mimicking a pleural tumour. In this report, we present the CT and MRI findings of our case, together with the histopathological findings, and review previous reports.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)578-581
Number of pages4
JournalPediatric Radiology
Volume33
Issue number8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Aug 1 2003
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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