Melanotic neuroectodermal tumour of infancy: a rare maxillary alveolar tumour

Melanotic neuroectodermal tumour of infancy: a rare maxillary alveolar tumour Melanotic neuroectodermal tumour of infancy is a rare, but usually benign, pigmented neoplasm occurring in the first few months of life. The most frequent site is anterior maxillary alveolar ridge. It should be differentiated from other head and neck neoplasms of infants. Computed tomography and fine-needle aspiration cytology are the choice of investigations while two-cell population of neuroblasts and melanocytes on histology confirms the diagnosis. Treatment is early conservative surgical excision with long-term follow-up to detect recurrence and malignant transformation. A classical case of a 7-month-old infant is described with a brief review of the literature. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png European Journal of Plastic Surgery Springer Journals

Melanotic neuroectodermal tumour of infancy: a rare maxillary alveolar tumour

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Springer-Verlag
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Copyright © 2003 by Springer-Verlag
Subject
Medicine & Public Health; Plastic Surgery
ISSN
0930-343X
eISSN
1435-0130
D.O.I.
10.1007/s00238-002-0415-3
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Abstract

Melanotic neuroectodermal tumour of infancy is a rare, but usually benign, pigmented neoplasm occurring in the first few months of life. The most frequent site is anterior maxillary alveolar ridge. It should be differentiated from other head and neck neoplasms of infants. Computed tomography and fine-needle aspiration cytology are the choice of investigations while two-cell population of neuroblasts and melanocytes on histology confirms the diagnosis. Treatment is early conservative surgical excision with long-term follow-up to detect recurrence and malignant transformation. A classical case of a 7-month-old infant is described with a brief review of the literature.

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European Journal of Plastic SurgerySpringer Journals

Published: Apr 5, 2003

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