Melanotic neuroectodermal tumor in a newborn


TAN Ö., ATİK B. , UGRAS S.

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF PEDIATRIC OTORHINOLARYNGOLOGY, cilt.69, ss.1441-1444, 2005 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi)

  • Cilt numarası: 69 Konu: 10
  • Basım Tarihi: 2005
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1016/j.ijporl.2005.04.024
  • Dergi Adı: INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF PEDIATRIC OTORHINOLARYNGOLOGY
  • Sayfa Sayısı: ss.1441-1444

Özet

Melanotic neuroectodermal tumor of infancy (MNTI) is an uncommon, fast-growing, pigmented neoplasm of neural crest origin; it primarily affects the maxilla of the infants during the first year of life. Approximately 200 instances of this tumor are reported in the medical literature. We present a case of newborn with MNTI on the left maxillary alveolar ridge. The patient underwent complete surgical resection without maxillectomy. There has been no recurrence in a follow-up period of 1 year. The diagnostic features and management alternatives of MNTI are discussed. (c) 2005 Elsevier Ireland Ltd. All rights reserved.