Journal of Spinal Surgery

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2016  |  Volume : 3  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 103--107

An interesting case of spinal primary peripheral primitive neuroectodermal tumor: Rarest of the rare


TP Jeyaselva Senthilkumar1, Mohan Sampathkumar3, C Sekar3, Mohammad Abith Ali1, Naresh2, Premchand1 
1 Assistant Professor, Department of Neurosurgery, SRM Medical College Hospital and Research Centre, Kattankulathur, Tamil Nadu, India
2 Resident, Department of Neurosurgery, SRM Medical College Hospital and Research Centre, Kattankulathur, Tamil Nadu, India

Correspondence Address:
T P Jeyaselva Senthilkumar
Assistant Professor, Department of Neurosurgery, SRM Medical College Hospital and Research Centre, Kattankulathur, Tamil Nadu
India

Primitive neuroectodermal tumors (PNETs) are fast-growing undifferentiated tumors that share a common cell of origin. Primitive neuroectodermal tumors constitute less than 1% of all primary spinal tumors. They are further classified into central and peripheral types. Peripheral PNETs are considered to belong to Ewing's sarcoma family of tumors. After the advent of immunohistochemistry and cytogenetic analysis, differentiating central and peripheral PNETs becomes possible. We are reporting the second case of extradural peripheral PNET occurring in the cervical spine after Pinelopi et al. Though rare, primary PNET should be considered as differentials in an adult patient presenting with a spinal mass lesion. Surgical excision followed by chemoradiation is the treatment of choice with 5 years survival of about 50%


How to cite this article:
Jeyaselva Senthilkumar T P, Sampathkumar M, Sekar C, Ali MA, Naresh, Premchand. An interesting case of spinal primary peripheral primitive neuroectodermal tumor: Rarest of the rare.J Spinal Surg 2016;3:103-107


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Jeyaselva Senthilkumar T P, Sampathkumar M, Sekar C, Ali MA, Naresh, Premchand. An interesting case of spinal primary peripheral primitive neuroectodermal tumor: Rarest of the rare. J Spinal Surg [serial online] 2016 [cited 2021 Dec 4 ];3:103-107
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