Melanotic neuroectodermal tumor in a newborn


TAN Ö., ATİK B. , UGRAS S.

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF PEDIATRIC OTORHINOLARYNGOLOGY, vol.69, no.10, pp.1441-1444, 2005 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 69 Issue: 10
  • Publication Date: 2005
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.ijporl.2005.04.024
  • Title of Journal : INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF PEDIATRIC OTORHINOLARYNGOLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.1441-1444

Abstract

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.