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Malignant transformation in a benign encapsulated schwannoma of retropharyngeal space: a case report.
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PMID:  9277088     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Malignant schwannomas are rare in the head and neck, however benign schwannoma of this area are common. Cases of malignant schwannoma have been reported in the nasal cavity, paranasal sinuses, eye, parapharyngeal space and neck with or without an association of von Recklinghausen disease. We described a case of an asymptomatic solitary malignant schwannoma arising in the retropharyngeal space which was treated by local excision and postoperative radiotherapy. To our knowledge, this case may be the first reported case in the world literature.
P Supiyaphun; K Snidvongs; S Shuangshoti; C Khowprasert
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of the Medical Association of Thailand = Chotmaihet thangphaet     Volume:  80     ISSN:  0125-2208     ISO Abbreviation:  J Med Assoc Thai     Publication Date:  1997 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1997-10-14     Completed Date:  1997-10-14     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7507216     Medline TA:  J Med Assoc Thai     Country:  THAILAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  540-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Otolaryngology, Faculty of Medicine, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand.
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MeSH Terms
Cell Transformation, Neoplastic / pathology*
Head and Neck Neoplasms / pathology*,  therapy
Neurilemmoma / pathology*,  therapy
Peripheral Nervous System Neoplasms / pathology*,  therapy

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