What is neurofibrosarcoma?

Also known as: peripheral nerve sheath tumor, soft tissue sarcoma

Peripheral nerves carry signals to and from the brain and spinal cord, they have a protective sheath that surrounds them. Neurofibrosarcoma (peripheral nerve sheath tumor) is a rare type of malignant cancer (sarcoma) in children that develops in the cells of the sheath of the arms and legs, spreading along the nerves.


Reviewed by: Jack Wolfsdorf, MD, FAAP

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