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Avances en Odontoestomatología

versión On-line ISSN 2340-3152versión impresa ISSN 0213-1285


DIAZ CABALLERO, A.J.; CANTILLO PALLARES, O.  y  HERRERA HERRERA, A.. Neuroectodermal tumor pigmented children: A case report. Av Odontoestomatol [online]. 2011, vol.27, n.4, pp.189-194. ISSN 2340-3152.

The Pigmented neuroectodermal tumor is a benign tumor of intensely pigmented and rapid growth of the lower jaw (and in occasions of other sites [places]), that consists of a mass of infiltrative cells arranged according to an alveolar boss. It (he, she) appears almost exclusively in nursing. He (she) appears as a protruding tumor in the jaw Maxillary one or principally in the soft (smooth) fabrics; being exceptionally in the intestinal tract, pelvis, retroperitoneum and kidney. Clinical, it (he, she) demonstrates located as a tumor or not with presence of pigmented areas. These tumors are rare and mostly affect children, who are generally under one year and can be congenital. Its location in about 70 percent is the mandible, facio-cervical in 90 percent have also been reported in locations such as anterior fontanel, temporal bone and dura, epididymis, long bones, mediastinum. These are regarded as peripherally, as there are ways that can affect Central Brain, cerebellum, pineal gland. The clinic in these cases may mimic other pathologies, easily diagnosed as a protruding mass that deforms and rarely ulcerates. Radiographs showed a radiolucent mass capable of focal destruction and displacement of teeth, it can be confused with an ameloblastoma that is why it is necessary to an adequate histological examinations were made as necessary in this case.

Palabras clave : Neuroectodermal tumors; neoplasms.

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