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Malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumor of the thorax: Unusual location of a rare tumor


1 Department of Surgical Oncology, Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research, Puducherry, India
2 Department of Pathology, Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research, Puducherry, India

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Prasanth Penumadu,
Department of Surgical Oncology, Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research, Dhanvantri Nagar, Puducherry - 605 006
India
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Malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumor (MPNST) is a rare variety as sporadic tumor but more common when associated with neurofibromatosis, and its usual site of origin lies in the extremities. MPNST of thoracic cavity is a rare site of origin with only anecdotal reports in literature. Progression to a large size without distant metastases is even rarer owing to its high metastatic potential. We present a case of thoracic MPNST highlighting its rarity and the treatment options available to provide a best possible outcome.


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