Malignant Peripheral Nerve Sheath Tumour of the Small Bowel Presenting with Intussusception and Perforation: a Double Jeopardy?

Indian J Surg Oncol. 2017 Jun;8(2):206-209. doi: 10.1007/s13193-016-0572-7. Epub 2016 Nov 8.


Malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumours (MPNST) are rare soft tissue sarcomas which largely occur in the extremities and the head and neck region. The tumours are aggressive with a high rate of recurrence. Radical surgical resection remains the treatment of choice with adjuvant radiation therapy and chemotherapy still failing to demonstrate a clear benefit. The gastrointestinal tract is an exceedingly rare site for these tumours. We report an unusual case of a young male with an MPNST of the small bowel who presented with an ileocolic intussusception and sigmoid perforation.

Keywords: Intussusception; Malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumour; Sarcoma.

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