Journal of Pediatric Neurosciences
CASE REPORT
Year
: 2008  |  Volume : 3  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 154--156

Primary intraspinal primitive neuroectodermal tumor: A case report and review of literature


Chun-Quan Cai1, Qing-Jiang Zhang2, Chang-Hong Shen3, Xiao-Li Hu4 
1 Department of Neurosurgery, General Hospital of Tianjin Medical University, Tianjin; Department of Pediatric Neurosurgery, Tianjin Children’s Hospital, Tianjin, China
2 Department of Pediatric Neurosurgery, Tianjin Children's Hospital, Tianjin, China
3 Department of Neurosurgery, General Hospital of Tianjin Medical University, Tianjin, China
4 Department of Pathology, Tianjin Children's Hospital, Tianjin, China

Correspondence Address:
Chang-Hong Shen
Department of Neurosurgery, General Hospital of Tianjin Medical University, Tianjin, 300052
China

Primary intraspinal primitive neuroectodermal tumors (PNETs) are rare. We report a 3-year-old boy presented with rapidly progressive paraparesis and neurogenic bladder. A thoracolumbar magnetic resonance imaging demonstrated an intrasipnal mass from the T12 to L3 level. An operation was performed with gross total tumor removal. Histologic examination revealed a small round cell tumor and immunohistochemical characteristics of PNET. There was no clinical or radiological evidence for existence of intracranial tumor. The parents denied chemotherapy and radiotherapy. Metastases to lung was noted at 6 months after surgery and died due to respiratory failure at his local hospital. The clinical, imaging, and pathological features are discussed with a review of the literature.


How to cite this article:
Cai CQ, Zhang QJ, Shen CH, Hu XL. Primary intraspinal primitive neuroectodermal tumor: A case report and review of literature.J Pediatr Neurosci 2008;3:154-156


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Cai CQ, Zhang QJ, Shen CH, Hu XL. Primary intraspinal primitive neuroectodermal tumor: A case report and review of literature. J Pediatr Neurosci [serial online] 2008 [cited 2022 Aug 14 ];3:154-156
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