Malignant nerve sheath tumors of the head and neck

Dieter F. Hoffmann, Edwin C. Everts, James D. Smith, Damianos D. Kyriakopoulos, Stephen Kessler

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Malignant nerve sheath tumors comprise approximately 5% of all soft tissue sarcomas; only 8% to 15% of these tumors arise in the head and neck. Most tumors appear as a rapidly expanding nonpainful mass in the face or lateral neck. Reported association with Von Recklinghausen's disease varies from 26% to 70%. Wide surgical excision is generally the recommended primary treatment. Recently, there has been a trend to include postoperative radiation therapy as a primary modality.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)309-314
Number of pages6
JournalOtolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery
Issue number3
StatePublished - Sep 1988
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Otorhinolaryngology


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