Primitive neuroectodermal tumour (PNET) in subcutaneous abdominal wall: a case report

Betal, Dibendu, Shaygi, Behnam, Babu, Ramesh, Jamil, Kamarul and Sainsbury, Richard J. (2009) Primitive neuroectodermal tumour (PNET) in subcutaneous abdominal wall: a case report. International Seminars in Surgical Oncology, 6, 10. (doi:10.1186/1477-7800-6-10).


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Primitive neuroectodermal tumour (PNET) is a rare tumour mainly found in children under ten years old. It may be broadly categorised into those occurring from the central or peripheral
nervous system of which the majority arise centrally. We report a 61 year-old lady who had previous lobular breast cancer presenting with a rapidly expanding lesion in her anterior right upper abdominal wall. Clinically it appeared to be benign, however, histopathology of the excised lesion revealed a localised PNET. This case is an unusual case of a PNET in an adult that is peripheral in nature arising from subcutaneous tissue in the abdominal wall.

Item Type: Article
Digital Object Identifier (DOI): doi:10.1186/1477-7800-6-10
ISSNs: 1477-7800 (print)
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Subjects: R Medicine > RD Surgery
Divisions : University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Medicine > Cancer Sciences
ePrint ID: 79501
Accepted Date and Publication Date:
31 March 2009Published
Date Deposited: 16 Mar 2010
Last Modified: 31 Mar 2016 13:15

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