Malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumour of the trigeminal nerve: case report and literature review

Christian A Bowers, Philipp Taussky, Bradley S Duhon, Steven S Chin, William T Couldwell
British Journal of Neurosurgery 2011, 25 (6): 750-3
Although all trigeminal nerve schwannomas are uncommon, malignant schwannomas are extraordinarily rare. We describe a patient who presented with clinical and radiological features of a trigeminal schwannoma; however, pathological analysis showed a malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumour (WHO Grade IV). We discuss these extremely rare tumours and their management.

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