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Nerve sheath tumor
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A nerve sheath tumor is a type of tumor of the nervous system (nervous system neoplasm) which is made up primarily of the myelin surrounding nerves.

A peripheral nerve sheath tumor (PNST) is a nerve sheath tumor in the peripheral nervous system.

Benign peripheral nerve sheath tumors include schwannomas and neurofibromas.[1]

A malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumor (MPNST) is a cancerous peripheral nerve sheath tumor.

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  1. Spinal Cord Tumors -- Nerve Sheath Tumors (Schwannomas and Neurofibromas). URL accessed on 2007-08-06.



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