Specializing in Canine and Feline Neurology and Neurosurgery for over 35 years

malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumor (MPNST)

A type of soft tissue sarcoma that develops in the cells that form a protective sheath (covering) around peripheral nerves, which are the nerves that are outside of the central nervous system.

Related Words

central nervous system (CNS) ; nerve ; nerve sheath ; nerve sheath tumor ; peripheral nervous system (PNS) ; sarcoma