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Neuromuscular Hamartoma

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

The topic Neuromuscular Hamartoma you are seeking is a synonym, or alternative name, or is closely related to the medical condition Benign Triton Tumor.

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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References and Information Sources used for the Article:

WHO Classification of Tumours of Soft Tissue and Bone; Edited by Christopher D.M. Fletcher, Julia A. Bridge, Pancras C. W. Hogendoorn, Fredrik Mertens; 4th Ed., IARC Press, Lyon, 2013

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4200363/ (accessed on 08/16/2017)

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3589612/ (accessed on 08/16/2017)

Helpful Peer-Reviewed Medical Articles:

Bonneau, R., & Brochu, P. (1983). Neuromuscular choristoma A clinicopathologic study of two cases. The American journal of surgical pathology, 7(6), 521-528.

O'connell, J. X., & Rosenberg, A. E. (1990). Multiple cutaneous neuromuscular choristomas: report of a case and a review of the literature. The American journal of surgical pathology, 14(1), 93-96.

Van Dorpe, J., Sciot, R., De Vos, R., Uyttebroeck, A., Stas, M., & Van Damme, B. (1997). Neuromuscular choristoma (hamartoma) with smooth and striated muscle component: case report with immunohistochemical and ultrastructural analysis. The American journal of surgical pathology, 21(9), 1090-1095.

Maher, C. O., Spinner, R. J., Giannini, C., Scheithauer, B. W., & Crum, B. A. (2002). Neuromuscular choristoma of the sciatic nerve: Case report. Journal of neurosurgery, 96(6), 1123-1126.

Mitchell, A., Scheithauer, B. W., Ostertag, H., Sepehrnia, A., & Sav, A. (1995). Neuromuscular choristoma. American journal of clinical pathology, 103(4), 460-465.