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A Primary Primitive Neuroectodermal Tumor of the Central Nervous System in a 51-year-old Woman: a Case Report and Literature Review

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Neuroscience Institute, Medical Academy, Lithuanian University of Health Sciences
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Department of Pathological Anatomy, Medical Academy, Lithuanian University of Health Sciences, Lithuania
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Medicina 2011, 47(8), 440; https://doi.org/10.3390/medicina47080060
Received: 7 February 2011 / Accepted: 31 August 2011 / Published: 5 September 2011
Primitive neuroectodermal tumors are a group of rare, aggressive, and highly malignant embryonal tumors of unknown etiology of the central and peripheral nervous systems. It is a term for a group of small round cell tumors thought to be derived from fetal neuroectodermal precursor cells. Primitive neuroectodermal tumor is usually described as a tumor of children younger than 15 years and is very rare in adults. The article presents a short literature review and a rare case of a primary primitive neuroectodermal tumor of the central nervous system diagnosed in a 51-year-old woman.
Keywords: primitive neuroectodermal tumor; central nervous system; magnetic resonance imaging; immunohistochemistry; CDKN2A gene deletion primitive neuroectodermal tumor; central nervous system; magnetic resonance imaging; immunohistochemistry; CDKN2A gene deletion
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Ašmonienė, V.; Skiriutė, D.; Gudinavičienė, I.; Tamašauskas, Š.; Skauminas, K.; Deltuva, V.P.; Tamašauskas, A. A Primary Primitive Neuroectodermal Tumor of the Central Nervous System in a 51-year-old Woman: a Case Report and Literature Review. Medicina 2011, 47, 440.

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