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Kyobu Geka. 2007 Sep;60(10):950-3.

[Lung metastasis of malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumor: report of a case].

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Department of Chest Surgery, National Hospital Organization Sanyo Hospital, Ube, Japan.


A 37-year-old man with von Recklinghausen's disease admitted to our hospital because of chest abnormal shadow. He had underwent extended radical tumorectomy for malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumor (MPNST) in left lower limb 33 months before. Chest X-ray and computed tomography (CT) scan revealed solitary tumor on right S10. Tumor was resected under thoracoscopic surgery. Histological diagnosis was metastasis of MPNST. MPNST with lung metastasis showing very poor prognosis. The patient is doing well 2 years after pulmonary resection without recurrence. Careful follow up is important for MPNST.

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