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Melanotic neuroectodermal tumour of infancy: Case report of an unusual tumor

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Author(s): Agarwal P | Agarwal V | Raina V

Journal: Indian Journal of Plastic Surgery
ISSN 0970-0358

Volume: 36;
Issue: 2;
Start page: 123;
Date: 2003;
Original page

Keywords: Neuroectodermal | Melanotic | Tumour.

ABSTRACT
The melanotic neuroectodermal tumour of infancy is a rare, pigmented neoplasm of neural crest origin occurring in infants before 1 year of age. We report a 6-month-old male baby with a similar tumour involving superior maxillary alveolar ridge and most of the hard palate. A partial maxillectomy was performed by oral approach. One-year follow-up of the patient showed no recurrence.
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