volume 40, issue 4, Pe103-e107 2012
DOI: 10.1016/j.jcms.2011.05.013
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Spomenka Manojlović, Mišo Virag, Ivica Lukšić, Danko Müller

Abstract: Melanotic neuroectodermal tumour of infancy (MNTI) is an uncommon tumour affecting predominantly the craniofacial bones of the newborn infants. The neural crest origin of the tumour has been confirmed. MNTI is generally accepted as a benign tumour despite of its rapid and locally infiltrative growth. Recurrence rate varies between 10% and 60%, and malignant behaviour has been reported in 6.5% of MNTIs. Systematic review of the literature revealed 445 MNTIs published between 1918 and 2010. We present additional…

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