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Malignant Peripheral Nerve Sheath Tumor


malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumor

A type of soft tissue sarcoma that develops in cells that form a protective sheath (covering) around peripheral nerves, which are nerves that are outside of the central nervous system (brain and spinal cord). Also called MPNST.

Last updated: 2016-01-06

Source: The National Cancer Institute's Dictionary of Cancer Terms (