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Glossary: malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumor, Masonic Cancer Center, University of Minnesota

malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumor

(muh-LIG-nunt peh-RIH-feh-rul ... TOO-mer)

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.

2003-09-24

2007-03-19