PRIMITIVE NEUROECTODERMAL TUMOR PRESENTING AS QUADRI-PARESIS: A RARE OCCURRENCEAbstract
Primary spinal cord presentation of Primitive neuroectodermal tumors (PNET) is a rare occurrence and carries poor prognosis. A 13-year-old boy presented with pain in neck region, bilateral upper and lower limb weakness and bladder and bowel dysfunction. Neurological examination revealed the marked paresis with hyporeflexia of both the upper and lower extremities. Preoperative MRI of spine revealed an intradural mass at the C2-C5 level. A laminectomy of C2-C5 vertebra level and near total removal of the tumor was performed. Pathological findings were consistent with PNET. Chemotherapy along with radiotherapy was started and good response was observed. The clinical, histopathologic, and radiologic findings of the patient are presented.
Shankar Lal Jakhar*, Dr. N Rathore, Dr. S Jain and Dr. V Kumar
Department of Radiotherapy, Acharya Tulsi Regional Cancer Treatment & Research Institute, S P Medical College, Bikaner, Rajasthan, India
01 June, 2011
22 July, 2011
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01 October, 2011