Soft tissue
Peripheral nerve
Malignant triton tumor (MTT)

Author: Vijay Shankar, M.D.

Revised: 30 January 2018, last major update November 2012

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PubMed Search: Malignant triton tumor

See also: malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumor (MPNST), epithelioid MPNST

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Definition / general
  • MPNST with well developed skeletal muscle component
  • Diagnostic criteria of Woodruff (Cancer 1973;32:426):
    • Tumor arises along a peripheral nerve, in a ganglioneuroma, in NF1 patient, or is a metastasis from such a tumor
    • Tumor has characteristics of Schwann cell tumor
    • Rhabdomyoblasts arise from body of tumor
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Buttock mass

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Retroperitoneal tumor

Rhabdomyoblastic differentiation

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