Epithelioid malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumor in the infraorbital nerve

Daniel K. Prescott, Melinda M. Racz, John D. Ng

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Abstract

Epithelioid malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumors are rarely found in cranial nerves. This report describes one such tumor originating from the infraorbital nerve in a 55-year-old man who presented with diplopia and right cheek numbness. Imaging showed a mass along the floor of the right orbit, which was excised. Histology suggested melanoma or carcinoma. Immunohistochemical staining was positive for S-100 and negative for HMB-45 and cytokeratin. Four other cases from the literature involving cranial nerves are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)150-151
Number of pages2
JournalOphthalmic plastic and reconstructive surgery
Volume22
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1 2006

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Ophthalmology

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