Primary spinal peripheral primitive neuroectodermal tumor with acute presentation: A case report and review of literature

Keywords: PNET, Extradural spinal SOL, Dorsal spinal SOL

Abstract

Primary spinal primitive neuroectodermal tumors (PNET) is a rare occurrence and carries a poor prognosis. A 13-year old female patient acutely presented with pain in the thoracic region, bilateral lower limb weakness, bladder and bowel dysfunction. Clinically paraplegia with truncal weakness, lower limb deep tendon reflexes of both side were absent and planter reflexes equivocal bilaterally. Preoperative MRI of thoracic spine revealed D4-D6 extradural SOL. A D4-D5 Laminectomy and left Cortico transversectomy done. Pathological findings were consistent with PNET. The clinical, histopathological, and radiological findings of the patient are presented.

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Author Biographies

Abta Bachchan, N.R.S. Medical College, Kolkata, India

Resident, Department of Neurosurgery

Kaushik Roy, N.R.S. Medical College, Kolkata, India

Associate Professor, Department of Neurosurgery

Suniti Kumar Saha, N.R.S. Medical College, Kolkata, India

Professor and Head, Department of Neurosurgery

Debajyoti Pathak, N.R.S. Medical College, Kolkata, India

Resident, Department of Neurosurgery

Abhishek Nadkarni, N.R.S. Medical College, Kolkata, India

Resident, Department of Neurosurgery

Published
2019-05-01
How to Cite
Bachchan, A., Roy, K., Saha, S., Pathak, D., Ghosh, P., & Nadkarni, A. (2019). Primary spinal peripheral primitive neuroectodermal tumor with acute presentation: A case report and review of literature. Asian Journal of Medical Sciences, 10(3), 59-61. https://doi.org/10.3126/ajms.v10i3.22896
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Case Report and Review of Literature