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An incidentaloma: primitive neuroectodermal tumor of the thymus.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  21961013     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
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After presenting for a routine screening exam, and 57-year-old man was diagnosed with an incidentaloma-a primitive neuroectodermal tumor (PNET) of the thymus. A member of the Ewing sarcoma family of tumors, a PNET is typically regarded as a malignancy of childhood and adolescence, usually occurring in the central nervous system. In the case at hand, our patient had an extremely unusual presentation, given his age and tumor location. Initial presentation is the only predictor for long-term survival. Current treatment recommendations advocate complete surgical resection whenever possible, radiation therapy, and adjuvant versus neoadjuvant chemotherapy.
Authors:
Suzanne M Smith; Abigail Berniker; Stephen B Iorfido
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2011-09-22
Journal Detail:
Title:  Case reports in medicine     Volume:  2011     ISSN:  1687-9635     ISO Abbreviation:  Case Rep Med     Publication Date:  2011  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-09-30     Completed Date:  2011-11-10     Revised Date:  2013-02-21    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101512910     Medline TA:  Case Rep Med     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  407523     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
Department of Internal Medicine, Mercy Catholic Medical Center, Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital, 1500 Lansdowne Avenue, Darby, PA 19023, USA.
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