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Primary spinal primitive neuroectodermal tumour: report of two cases mimicking neurofibroma and review of the literature.
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PMID:  23161193     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Primary spinal primitive neuroectodermal tumours (PNETs) are a rare entity. Most of them occur in children and young adults. To date, 47 cases of primary spinal PNET have been reported in the literature. We present two cases of primary spinal PNET. In both cases, the tumours were thoracic extradural ones with intrathoracic extension through intervertebral foramina resembling neurofibroma. These tumours are highly aggressive with rapid growth as evidenced by the short history in both of our cases. Both cases underwent gross total removal of the intraspinal and thoracic components. Postoperatively, both patients underwent cranio-spinal radiotherapy. A review of the literature shows that the overall prognosis of PNETs of the spinal cord is very poor even with adequate surgery, radiotherapy and chemotherapy. One patient died after 4 months and the other one is still alive 8 months after surgery, radiotherapy and chemotherapy.
Ashis Patnaik; Sudhansu Mishra; Sanjib Mishra; Rama Deo
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Journal Detail:
Title:  Neurologia i neurochirurgia polska     Volume:  46     ISSN:  0028-3843     ISO Abbreviation:  Neurol. Neurochir. Pol.     Publication Date:  2012  
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Created Date:  2012-11-19     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0101265     Medline TA:  Neurol Neurochir Pol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  480-488     Citation Subset:  -    
Mch, Ashis Patnaik, SCB Medical College, Manglabag 753007, Cuttack, India, e-mail:
Vernacular Title:
Pierwotny prymitywny guz neuroektodermalny kanału kręgowego naśladujący nerwiakowłókniaka - opis dwóch przypadków i przegląd piśmiennictwa.
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