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.
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Journal of Neurosurgery|
|State||Published - 1 Jan 1992|
- acoustic nerve
- triton tumor
- tumor recurrence