Malignant triton tumor of the acoustic nerve: Case report

Hee Han Dae Hee Han, Gyu Kim Dong Gyu Kim, J. G. Chi, Hye Park Sung Hye Park, H. W. Jung, Gyu Kim Young Gyu Kim

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The authors present the clinical, radiological, pathological features, and autopsy findings of a patient with malignant triton tumor of the acoustic nerve, which probably arose from a pre-existing acoustic schwannoma. The term 'malignant triton tumor' is applied to malignant schwannomas with rhabdomyoblastic differentiation. A cerebellopontine angle tumor with spinal drop metastasis occurred in this patient 10 months after near-total removal of the original tumor.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)874-877
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Neurosurgery
Issue number5
StatePublished - 1 Jan 1992


  • acoustic nerve
  • rhabdomyosarcoma
  • schwannoma
  • triton tumor
  • tumor recurrence

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Dae Hee Han, H. H., Dong Gyu Kim, G. K., Chi, J. G., Sung Hye Park, H. P., Jung, H. W., & Young Gyu Kim, G. K. (1992). Malignant triton tumor of the acoustic nerve: Case report. Journal of Neurosurgery, 76(5), 874-877.