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Melanotic neuroectodermal tumour of infancy (progonoma) treated by radical maxillary surgery.
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PMID:  21326849     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
Two cases of melanotic neuroectodermal tumour of infancy (MNTI), otherwise known as melanotic progonoma, both arising from the maxilla are presented here. The two infants both presented within three months of each other and though clinically Burkitt's lymphoma was stated as a possible diagnosis, the correct diagnosis was made on biopsy specimens. Radical surgery consisting of wide resection of the tumour with margins of healthy tissue via hemi-maxillectomy was performed in each case as an initial method of treatment. At follow up four months later, both infants appeared clinically well. One infant was then lost to follow up thereafter but the other was reviewed three years later, and apart from slight facial asymmetry, there was no evidence of tumour recurrence.
L A Renner; A E Abdulai
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Ghana medical journal     Volume:  43     ISSN:  0016-9560     ISO Abbreviation:  Ghana Med J     Publication Date:  2009 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-02-17     Completed Date:  2011-07-14     Revised Date:  2013-05-29    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0073210     Medline TA:  Ghana Med J     Country:  Ghana    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  90-2     Citation Subset:  -    
Department of Child Health, Univ. of Ghana Medical School, P.O.Box 4236, Accra, Ghana.
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