A rare case of malignant triton tumor in the cerebellopontine angle
1 Helmholtz Sino-German Laboratory for Cancer Research, Department of Pathology, Tangdu Hospital, Fourth Military Medical University, Xi’an, 710038, People’s Republic of China
2 Department of Gynaecology and Obstetrics, Tangdu Hospital, Fourth Military Medical University, Xi’an, 710038, People’s Republic of China
Diagnostic Pathology 2012, 7:43 doi:10.1186/1746-1596-7-43Published: 19 April 2012
Malignant triton tumor (MTT) is defined as malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumor with rhabdomyoblastic differentiation. Intracranial MTT is extremely rare, and only four cases have been reported in the literature. Here, we report a case of MTT occurring in the cerebellopontine angle, and describe its histopathological characteristics, immunohistochemical features, and prognosis.
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