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Year : 2007  |  Volume : 25  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 148-151

Melanotic neuroectodermal tumour of infancy: A case report

Department of Pedodontics, Government Dental College, Trivandrum - 695 011, India

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N Retna Kumari
Department of Pedodontics, Govt. Dental College, Trivandrum
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DOI: 10.4103/0970-4388.36568

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A case of melanotic neuroectodermal tumor of infancy occurring in the maxilla in a 13 day old neonate is described. Computed tomography and histopathology confirmed the diagnosis and a submucosal excision was carried out when the infant was 30 days old. But three weeks later the patient reported back with a recurrence and a wide surgical excision was performed. The recurrence may have been caused by incomplete removal of the tumor cells and the initial surgical procedure may have stimulated tumour cell proliferation. Fortunately, 6 month follow up of the patient showed no recurrence.


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