The melanotic neuroectodermal tumour of infancy (MNTI), also known as melanotic progonoma, is a rare neoplasm derived from neural crest cells. Although it is fundamentally benign, the tumour may present a locally aggressive behaviour, characterised by a rapid progression and a destructive invasion of adjacent structures, hence causing deformities. Unfortunately, perhaps due to the low incidence of this type of tumour, the published cases in the literature do not characterise the factors that imply the malignant or recurrent behaviour of the disease, nor the therapy to conduct these cases. Here, we report a rare case of a recurrent benign MNTI, approached unusually with a favourable outcome.
- Case report
- Melanotic neuroectodermal tumour of infancy
- Melanotic progonoma
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Cancer Research