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Nerve sheath tumor

Nerve sheath tumor
Classification and external resources
ICD-O 9540-9570[1]
NCI Nerve sheath tumor
Patient UK Nerve sheath tumor
MeSH D018317

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.

References

  1. ^ http://ccrcal.org/PDF/CNSICD-O-3Codes.pdf
  2. ^ "Spinal Cord Tumors -- Nerve Sheath Tumors (Schwannomas and Neurofibromas)". Retrieved 2007-08-06. 


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