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Melanotic neuroectodermal tumour of infancy.

Authors
Type
Published Article
Journal
The Journal of laryngology and otology
Publication Date
Volume
107
Issue
11
Pages
1045–1048
Identifiers
PMID: 8288979
Source
Medline
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Abstract

The melanotic neuroectodermal tumour of infancy is a rare, pigmented neoplasm that most frequently arises from the anterior maxillary alveolar ridge. It presents in the first few months of life, and usually follows a benign course. A classical case is presented and the clinical, radiological and pathological characteristics are discussed. The importance of early conservative surgical excision is emphasized with, in general, a good prognosis. This tumour, which many otolaryngologists may not be familiar with, should be included in the differential diagnosis of head and neck neoplasms in infants and young children.

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