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Primitive neuroectodermal tumors of the spine: a comprehensive review with illustrative clinical cases

Primary spinal primitive neuroectodermal tumors (PNETs) are uncommon malignancies that are increasingly reported in the literature. Spinal PNETs, like their cranial counterparts, are aggressive tumors and patients with these tumors typically have short survival times despite maximal surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation. Because no standard management guidelines exist for treating these tumors, a multitude of therapeutic strategies have been employed with varying success. In this study the authors perform a comprehensive review of the literature on primary spinal PNETs and provide 2 new cases that highlight the salient features of their clinical management

Keywords : Adolescent,Adult,Cervical Vertebrae,Child,diagnosis,Female,Humans,Male,Middle Aged,Neuroectodermal Tumors,Primitive,pathology,Sarcoma,Ewing,Spinal Cord,Spinal Cord Neoplasms,Spine,surgery,, Neuroectodermal,Tumors,Spine, rf radio frequency

Date of Publication : 2011 Jan

Authors : Ellis JA;Rothrock RJ;Moise G;McCormick PC;Tanji K;Canoll P;Kaiser MG;McCormick PC;

Organisation : Department of Neurological Surgery, Columbia University Medical Center, New York, New York, USA. jae2109@columbia.edu

Journal of Publication : Neurosurg Focus

Pubmed Link : https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21194274

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