The Turkish Journal of Pediatrics 2014 , Vol 56 , Num 2
Neurothekeoma in Childhood: A Benign Tumor Mimicking Malignant Disease
1Division of Pediatric Hematology and Oncology, Department of Pediatrics, and Departments of 2Pathology, and 3Pediatric Surgery, Selçuk University Faculty of Medicine, Konya, Turkey. E-mail: Neurothekeoma (NT) sometimes extends to subcutaneous adipose tissue, skeletal muscle or epidermis, and thus may imitate some malignant situations.

A 17-year-old female patient was admitted to another medical center with a swelling at her waistline. Plexiform fibrous histiocytoma was diagnosed, and she was referred to our clinic. Total re-excision was performed. The new pathology report indicated features of atypical NT.

A case of atypical NT, which can be misdiagnosed as a malignant mesenchymal tumor, is discussed in this paper. Keywords : child, neurothekeoma, skin neoplasms.

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