Skip Navigation
Skip to contents

JPTM : Journal of Pathology and Translational Medicine


Author index

Page Path
HOME > Articles and issues > Author index
Krishnappa Amita 1 Article
Benign Triton Tumor: A Rare Entity in Head and Neck Region
Krishnappa Amita, S. Vijay Shankar, Kuchangi C. Nischal, Haleuoor B. Basavaraj
Korean J Pathol. 2013;47(1):74-76.   Published online February 25, 2013
  • 6,100 View
  • 40 Download
  • 11 Citations
AbstractAbstract PDF

Benign triton tumors (BTT) are very rare lesions composed of mature skeletal muscle and neural tissue. We report a case of a 14-year-old boy who presented with asymptomatic swelling of the chin over an 18-month duration which increased gradually to involve the left side of the lower lip. Clinically, a diagnosis of neurofibroma was made. Excisional biopsy confirmed the diagnosis of a BTT. Having an affinity for large nerve trunks like the brachial and sciatic, these tumors rarely occur in the head and neck region. When they do, they may involve the large central cranial nerve trunk and present as intracranial masses or involve the smaller peripheral nerve twigs and present as asymptomatic skin nodules, of which only four cases involving peripheral nerves are reported in the English literature. Here, we report the fifth documented case of a BTT involving the mental branch of the trigeminal nerve. A brief review of the literature is also provided.


Citations to this article as recorded by  
  • Update on MR Imaging of Soft Tissue Tumors of Head and Neck
    Justin D. Rodriguez, A. Morgan Selleck, Ahmed Abdel Khalek Abdel Razek, Benjamin Y. Huang
    Magnetic Resonance Imaging Clinics of North America.2022; 30(1): 151.     CrossRef
  • Pediatric benign triton tumor of trigeminal nerve: a case report and literature review
    Sophia Peng, Mandana Behbahani, Shelly Sharma, Stacy Speck, Nitin R. Wadhwani, Jeff C. Rastatter, Tord D. Alden
    Child's Nervous System.2022; 38(11): 2055.     CrossRef
  • Rhabdomyomatous mesenchymal hamartoma presenting as a chin nodule in a 15‐year‐old male
    Lisa M. Marinelli, Wendi E. Wohltmann, Kevin D. Myers, Geoffrey T. Sasaki
    Journal of Cutaneous Pathology.2021; 48(2): 322.     CrossRef
  • Pediatric Benign Tumors With a Skeletal Muscle Component: Myogenin Expression, Diagnostic Pitfalls, and New Molecular Insights
    Lara Berklite, John Ozolek, Larry Wang, Luisa Santoro, Vittoria Donofrio, Alessandra Stracuzzi, Ivy John, Rita Alaggio
    Pediatric and Developmental Pathology.2021; 24(3): 213.     CrossRef
  • Incidental Hamartoma in an elderly patient: a case report
    Tae-Sung Joo, Hyejee Kim, In-Ki Park, Jae-Ho Shin
    BMC Ophthalmology.2020;[Epub]     CrossRef
  • Peripheral Nerve Sheath Tumors of Head and Neck: Imaging-Based Review of World Health Organization Classification
    Ahmed Abdel Khalek Abdel Razek, Omneya A. Gamaleldin, Nermeen A. Elsebaie
    Journal of Computer Assisted Tomography.2020; 44(6): 928.     CrossRef
  • Benign peripheral nerve tumors
    Zinon T. Kokkalis, Nikolaos A. Stavropoulos, Andreas F. Mavrogenis, Andreas Panagopoulos, Panayotis N. Soucacos
    Injury.2019; 50: S77.     CrossRef
  • Tumor de tritón benigno: reporte de un caso en órbita
    Tatiana Urrea Victoria, Luis Alberto Ruíz Robles, Ana María Vanegas Monroy, Humberto Quintana Muñoz
    Universitas Médica.2017;[Epub]     CrossRef
  • Benign Triton Tumor: Multidisciplinary Approach to Diagnosis and Treatment
    Raj Thakrar, Caroline D. Robson, Sara O. Vargas, John G. Meara, Reza Rahbar, Edward R. Smith
    Pediatric and Developmental Pathology.2014; 17(5): 400.     CrossRef
  • Ectomesenchymoma with Embryonal Rhabdomyosarcoma and Ganglioneuroma, Arising in Association with Benign Triton Tumor of the Tongue
    Katherine A. VandenHeuvel, David F. Carpentieri, Jie Chen, Kar-Ming Fung, David M. Parham
    Pediatric and Developmental Pathology.2014; 17(3): 226.     CrossRef
  • Adulthood Benign Triton Tumor Developed in the Orbit
    Dong Hyeon Bae, Choong Hyun Kim, Jin Hwan Cheong, Jae Min Kim
    Journal of Korean Neurosurgical Society.2014; 56(2): 146.     CrossRef

JPTM : Journal of Pathology and Translational Medicine