Intracranial peripheral primitive neuroectodermal tumors of the cavernous sinus: a diagnostic peculiarity.

@article{Idrees2005IntracranialPP,
  title={Intracranial peripheral primitive neuroectodermal tumors of the cavernous sinus: a diagnostic peculiarity.},
  author={Muhammad T Idrees and Chirag Gandhi and Simone A. Betchen and James A. Strauchen and Wesley King and David T. Wolfe},
  journal={Archives of pathology & laboratory medicine},
  year={2005},
  volume={129 1},
  pages={e11-5}
}
Peripheral primitive neuroectodermal tumors (pPNETs) are aggressive, poorly differentiated neoplasms that occur in children and young adults. These tumors are associated with a peak incidence in the second decade and a slight male preponderance. Recently, Ewing sarcoma and pPNET tumors have been proven to carry identical translocations, the most common being t(11;22)(q24;q12). Intracranial Ewing sarcoma/pPNETs have rarely been described in the literature. We studied a case of intracranial pPNET… CONTINUE READING