Journal of Clinical and Applied Neurosciences                            Volume 2; Issue 1                                   Jan-Jun 2017
Malignant Peripheral Nerve Sheath Tumour in a 10-year old
Jude-Kennedy C EMEJULU1, Okechukwu H EKWUNIFE2, Titus OG CHUKWUANUKWU3, Ikechukwu V OKPALIKE1, Kodilinye O IZUORA4, Ofodile C EKWEOGWU1, Sylvester O OBIECHINA2, Cyril E NWACHUKWU4

1Neurosurgery Division
2Paediatic Surgery Division
3Plastic Surgery Division
Department of Surgery
4Dept. of Anaesthesiology

Nnamdi Azikiwe University
Teaching Hospital PMB 5025
Nnewi, Anambra State, NIGERIA

Ikechukwu V OKPALIKE
Neurosurgery Division
Department of Surgery
Nnamdi Azikiwe University
Teaching Hospital PMB 5025 Nnewi, Anambra State NIGERIA

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Received: 31st May, 2017
Accepted: 20th June, 2017
Malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumours are highly aggressive tumours characterised by a rapid growth with infiltration of surrounding tissue and high incidence of recurrence. In this case report, we present a 10-year old female patient with a recurrent malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumour of the posterior neck. Surgery was the modality of treatment and a near-total tumour excision was done. Immunohistochemistry was not done due to financial constraints. Adjuvant chemotherapy was given with doxorubicin, ifosfamide and mesna combination and the patient is still on follow-up for a possible recurrence, while awaiting adjuvant radiotherapy. We report this case and reviewed the literature by reason of the rarity of this lesion.

Keywords: large and medium sized nerves, rarity, recurrence,
sarcoma, Schwann cell,