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Malignant Peripheral Nerve Sheath Tumor, neurofibrosarcomas

Malignant Peripheral Nerve Sheath Tumor

It is defined as the malignant tumor of myelin sheath which cover the nerves from the brain to the spinal cord into the body it is also called neurofibrosarcomas.

Symptoms

Following are the signs and symptoms of malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumors:Malignant Peripheral Nerve Sheath Tumor

  • Lump under the skin
  • Weakness
  • Pain in affected area
  • Muscular weakness
Causes

The exact cause of this tumor not known yet but it may be assumed that genetic mutation in the DNA is the root of malignancy.

Diagnosis

Following diagnostic tests are used:

  • Biopsy confirm the diagnosis
  • Imaging test to check the extend of tumor
  • Neurological examination
Treatment

Following options for the treatment of malignant peripheral nerve sheath are available:

  • Radiation therapy to kill the cancer cells
  • Surgery to remove the cancerous cells
  • Chemotherapy
  • Rehabilitation to recover the mobility and normal function of body.
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