Preoperative embolization of a retroperitoneal malignant nervous sheath tumor

Department of General Surgery, Hacettepe University School of Medicine, 06200Sıhhiye, Ankara, Turkey
European Journal of Radiology Extra 12/2006; 60(3):117-120. DOI: 10.1016/j.ejrex.2006.09.004


Malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumors are rare tumors compromising about 5% of all malignant soft tissue tumors. Treatment of these tumors is surgical but surgical resection is not always easy. We are presenting a low grade retroperitoneal malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumor in which we used selective arterial embolization before surgery and surgical resection became possible.

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