A Rare Case of Malignant Triton Tumor of the Rectum
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Malignant triton tumors (MTT) are rare but highly aggressive tumors that originate from the Schwann cells. These tumors can occur in any part of the body, mostly present late and carry poor prognosis.

A case of Malignant triton tumor of the rectum was published in International Journal of Surgery Case Reports. A 24-year old male patient without significant medical history was initially presented to a urologist with progressive lumbar, inguinal and scrotal pain since two months. There were no clinical or laboratory abnormalities.

The MRI showed a rectal mass near the urinary bladder with compression on the seminal vesical. A complete surgical resection of the tumor was performed.
The immunohistological report confirmed a rectal MTT. Because of persistent ileus during the post-operative palliative chemotherapy, another tumor debulking was performed. The patient died 9 months after the diagnosis of MTT due to local recurrence under chemotherapy.

Conclusion:
It was concluded that MTTs are uncommon tumors in young age with high morbidity and mortality because of local recurrence also after complete resection.

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https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2210261220309056?dgcid=rss_sd_all
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