Early outcome of three cases of melanotic neuroectodermal tumour of infancy

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Pathology (East Africa)


Melanotic neuroectodermal tumour of infancy (MNTI)/progonoma is a rare lesion affecting infants. Although it is slow growing and appears benign, it may have malignant potential. Evidently, surgery is the main stay of treatment and close follow-up is recommended for all cases. The literature shows that radiotherapy and chemotherapy may be indicated especially in cases where total surgical extirpation is equivocal. This article contributes three more cases of MNTI surgically managed at our institution.

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Journal of Cranio-Maxillofacial Surgery

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