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Nerve sheath tumor


Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nerve_sheath_tumor
Updated: 2017-02-22T14:51Z
Nerve sheath tumor
Classification and external resources
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ICD-O9540-9570[1]
Patient UKNerve sheath tumor
MeSHD018317
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A nerve sheath tumor is a type of tumor of the nervous system (nervous system neoplasm) which is made up primarily of the myelin surrounding nerves.

A peripheral nerve sheath tumor (PNST) is a nerve sheath tumor in the peripheral nervous system. Benign peripheral nerve sheath tumors include schwannomas and neurofibromas.[2]

A malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumor (MPNST) is a cancerous peripheral nerve sheath tumor.

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