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[Primitive neuroectodermal tumor of the vagus nerve].

Primitive neuroectodermal tumors are a rare type of malignant neuroectodermal tumor that is very aggressive. Cervicofacial location is rare, even exceptional. We report a case of a 4-month-old male infant, referred from the pediatric clinic for severe supralaryngeal dyspnea, a firm mass under the left mandibular angle, mobile and extended to the parotid area, painful, with a curve of the left side wall of the oropharynx. Cervical computed tomodensitometry showed a well-limited mass in the carotid area, enhanced by the contrast product. A vascularized mass, which had developed at the expense of the vagus nerve, was removed surgically. Histology found a primitive neuroectodermal tumor.


Auteur(s) : Pegbessou E, Diom ES, Ndiaye M, Dieng PA, Nao EE, Thiam A, Diouf MS, Boube D, Ndiaye C, Kossinda F, Tall A, Diallo BK, Ndiaye IC, Diouf R, Diop EM
Pages : 1310-3
Année de publication : 2013
Revue : Arch Pediatr.
N° de volume : 20
Type : Article
Mise en ligne par : DIOM Evelyne Siga