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Case Reports in Oncological Medicine
Volume 2013, Article ID 423867, 4 pages
Case Report

Malignant Peripheral Nerve Sheath Tumor of the Small Bowel: An Unusual Presentation with Fatal Outcome

1Department of Medical Oncology, National Institute of Oncology, Rabat, Morocco
2Department of Pathology, Centre Hospitalier IBN SINA, Rabat, Morocco
3Department of Radiology, National Institute of Oncology, Rabat, Morocco

Received 30 May 2013; Accepted 30 July 2013

Academic Editors: S. B. Chichareon and Y. Yokoyama

Copyright © 2013 Amina Mohtaram et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumor of the small bowel is an extremely rare disease. Histologic distinction from other types of soft tissue sarcoma especially fibrosarcoma and leiomyosarcoma requires electron microscopy. Complete surgery remains the only curative treatment. However, late diagnosis makes curative surgery more difficult. The contribution of chemotherapy to incomplete surgery has been proved without controlled studies. We report a case of this type of lesion discovered following a small bowel perforation.