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Neuromuscular Hamartoma

Last updated Aug. 3, 2021

Approved by: Krish Tangella MD, MBA, FCAP

Benign Triton Tumor (BTT) is an extremely uncommon tumor involving the nerves and muscles (neuromuscular lesion).

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Quick Summary:

  • Benign Triton Tumor (BTT) is an extremely uncommon tumor involving the nerves and muscles (neuromuscular lesion). It is also known as a Neuromuscular Hamartoma
  • Currently, no cause or risk factors have been identified for Benign Triton Tumor. The tumor is mostly seen in children below 2 years of age
  • The tumors may involve large nerves (such as the sciatic nerve or brachial plexus) causing associated neurological signs and symptoms including numbness, weak muscles, and dull reflexes
  • The treatment of choice is a complete surgical excision and removal. The healthcare provider also attempts to preserve the nerve function as much as possible during surgery. In some cases, a ‘wait and watch’ approach may be recommended for small-sized tumors
  • The prognosis of Benign Triton Tumor is generally good with suitable treatment; however, it also depends upon the tumor location, size, and behavior (whether aggressive or non-aggressive)

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First uploaded: Aug. 16, 2017
Last updated: Aug. 3, 2021