Year : 2017 | Volume : 5 | Issue : 3 | Page : 113 - 114  

Case Reports
Malignant Peripheral Nerve Sheath Tumor of chest wall in a patient with Neurofibromatosis: A case report

Vijaya K1, Vani BS1, Vani R1, KRK Prasad1, Veena Kumari L1, Jijiya Bai P1, Durgaprasad A2, Ranga Reddy3, Madhumohan Reddy3

1Department of Pathology, 2Department of Anesthesiology, 3Department of General Surgery, Malla Reddy Medical College for Women, Hyderabad, Telangana

Corresponding Author

Dr. K. Vijaya



Malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumor is a relatively rare tumor in general population with an incidence of 0.001%. But in patients of Neurofibromatosis the incidence is 2 -5%. It usually affects the extremities in these patients and rarely occurs in other sites like trunk, head and neck, intra spinal region, scalp and Intra cranial regions. We present a case of malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumor of the chest wall in an elderly patient with Neurofibromatosis with review of literature.

Key words: Malignant Peripheral Nerve Sheath Tumor, Neurofibromatosis -1


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