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Korean Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology 2005;48(7):1811-1815.
Published online July 1, 2005.
A case of malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumor of pelvic cavity.
Il Hae Park, Hong Gil Sun, Sang Hun Lee, Jae Hyuk Jang, Young Suk Lee, Chul Hwan Kim, Jae Seong Kang
1Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, College of Medicine, Korea University, Seoul, Korea. jskang@kumc.or.kr
2Department of Pathology, College of Medicine, Korea University, Seoul, Korea.
Abstract
A 75-year-old female presented with a 1-month history of low abd pain. A 15 x 13 cm solid mass was noted in pelvic cavity by imaging study. The patient underwent an exploratory laparotomy, total abdominal hysterectomy, bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy, pelvic lymph node dissection and omentectomy. Immunohistochemistry aided in the final diagnosis of a malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumor. The patient had several poor prognosis factor and relapsed into tumor and died 5 month after surgery. An extremely rare case of malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumor of pelvic cavity is reported with a brief review of the literature.
Key Words: Malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumor (MPNST), Pelvic cavity


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