Malignant triton tumor of the oral cavity: a rare occurrence

Malignant triton tumor of the oral cavity: a rare occurrence Eur J Plast Surg (2012) 35:767–769 DOI 10.1007/s00238-011-0621-y CASE REPORT Nevra Seyhan & Zekeriya Tosun & Mustafa Cihad Avunduk & Nedim Savacı Received: 13 February 2011 /Accepted: 27 June 2011 /Published online: 3 September 2011 Springer-Verlag 2011 Introduction rapid growth, early metastases, and poor prognosis [5] and therefore should be regarded as a distinct clinical entity. We Malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumors (MPNST) arise from present a case with MTT of the oral cavity which is a rare Schwann cells or within existing neurofibromas and, as a localization for this tumor. group, account for approximately 5–10% of all soft tissue sarcomas [1]. Although MPNST may consist of tissues such as glandular epithelium, squamous cell, cartilage, or bones, those Case report which possess only skeletal muscle differentiation are referred to as malignant triton tumor (MTT). The tumor consists of two A 44-year-old woman presented to our department with cell lines, rabdomyoblasts and Schwann cells [2]. complaint of an intraoral mass. On physical examination, an Rhabdomyosarcomatous elements were first described ulcerated and irregularly shaped mass in the midline of the lower by Mason in patients with neurofibromatosis [3]. One third gingivomucosal sulcus was detected. There was no regional of these tumors European Journal of Plastic Surgery Springer Journals

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