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E–CASE REPORT
Year : 2013  |  Volume : 58  |  Issue : 5  |  Page : 409

Cutaneous benign epithelioid peripheral nerve sheath tumour: A rare entity


1 Department of Pathology, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal University, Manipal, Karnataka, India
2 Department of Orthopedics, Kurinji Venkatramana Gowda Medical College, Sullia, Karnataka, India
3 Department of General Surgery, Lalith Hospital, Udupi, Karnataka, India

Correspondence Address:
Anuradha CK Rao
Department of Pathology, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal University, Manipal - 576 104, Karnataka
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DOI: 10.4103/0019-5154.117354

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Benign epithelioid peripheral nerve sheath tumor, a rare entity is an umbrella term describing benign, neural origin tumors with epithelioid morphology. Clinically indistinguishable from other benign cutaneous lesions, histopathology offers the only source of accurate diagnosis. Morphologic mimics include many benign and malignant soft tissue lesions. Besides a predominant epithelioid component, the lesion can also show a fair share of spindle cells. A circumscribed nodular tumour of low mitotic activity, it often exhibits areas resembling schwannoma or neurofibroma. An awareness of this entity and its varied morphological aspects helps to arrive at the correct diagnosis and hence avoid unnecessary extensive surgical procedures. This case presents features of this benign tumor which occurred in a 47 years old man.


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