Primary spinal primitive neuroectodermal tumor: case series and review of the literature.

@article{Kumar2007PrimarySP,
  title={Primary spinal primitive neuroectodermal tumor: case series and review of the literature.},
  author={R. V. Raja Kumar and Sangala J Reddy and Abrar Ahmad Wani and Lily Pal},
  journal={Pediatric neurosurgery},
  year={2007},
  volume={43 1},
  pages={1-6}
}
Primary spinal primitive neuroectodermal tumor (PSPNET) is extremely rare and only 25 cases have been reported in the world literature so far. Three patients of 8, 9 and 18 years of age, who presented with variable grades of neurological deficit were diagnosed as having a dorsal intramedullary lesion, a holocord lesion and cervical extradural tumor with extraspinal extension, respectively, and were operated at our institute. The histopathology of all 3 children revealed PNET. The clinical… CONTINUE READING