Child's Nervous System

, Volume 34, Issue 5, pp 983–986 | Cite as

Malignant triton tumor of trigeminal nerve—case report

  • Fahmida Arab Mallah
  • Bahattin Tanrıkulu
  • Funda Çorapçıoğlu
  • M. Memet Özek
Case Report



Here we are presenting a unique case of malignant triton tumor of the trigeminal nerve in a 4-year-old boy who presented with diplopia and ptosis.


Near total excision of the tumor was performed, and adjuvant chemotherapy and radiotherapy were administered.


The patient is in good health and has no evidence of clinical and radiological tumor recurrence for 22  months.


Childhood Nerve sheath tumor Cranial nerve Treatment 



We would like to thank Professor Özlem Yapıcıer for her cooperation in pathological diagnosis of the specimens and preparation of pathological pictures for this paper.

Compliance with ethical standards

Conflict of interest

On behalf of all authors, the corresponding author states that there is no conflict of interest.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Clinical fellow of Pediatric NeurosurgeryAcıbadem UniversityIstanbulTurkey
  2. 2.Department of Neurosurgery, Division of Pediatric NeurosurgeryAcıbadem UniversityIstanbulTurkey
  3. 3.Department of Pediatrics, Division of Pediatric OncologyKocaeli UniversityKocaeliTurkey
  4. 4.Department of Neurosurgery, Head, Division of Pediatric NeurosurgeryAcıbadem UniversityIstanbulTurkey

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