Melanotic Neuroectodermal Tumor of Infancy: Presentation of a Case Affecting the Mandible

  • Souhir Khemiri Department of Medical Oncology, CHU Habib Bourguiba, Sfax, Tunisia.
  • Jihene Feki Department of Medical Oncology, CHU Habib Bourguiba, Sfax, Tunisia.
  • Afef Khanfir Department of Medical Oncology, CHU Habib Bourguiba, Sfax, Tunisia.
  • Mohamed Abdelmoula Department of Maxillofacial Surgery, CHU Habib Bourguiba, Sfax, Tunisia.
  • Mounir Frikha Department of Medical Oncology, CHU Habib Bourguiba, Sfax, Tunisia.
Keywords: Melanotic neuroectodermal, Infancy, Mandible

Abstract

Melanotic neuroectodermal tumor of infancy (MNTI) is a rare and distinctive neoplasm of early infancy with rapid expansile growth and a high rate of recurrences. Most commonly the lesion affects the maxilla of infants during the first year of life, but it may also occur in the mandible, skull, brain, epididymis, and other rare locations. Common treatment methods’ include surgical excision and resection of the tumor. The aim of this article was to show the diagnosis and treatment of a 7-month-old patient with melanotic neuroectodermal tumor occurred in the anterior mandible and to demonstrate the effectiveness of the neoadjuvant chemotherapy.

Author Biography

Souhir Khemiri, Department of Medical Oncology, CHU Habib Bourguiba, Sfax, Tunisia.

departement of oncology

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Published
2019-03-12
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Khemiri S, Feki J, Khanfir A, Abdelmoula M, Frikha M. Melanotic Neuroectodermal Tumor of Infancy: Presentation of a Case Affecting the Mandible. Acta Med Iran. 57(2):143-146.
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