Format

Send to

Choose Destination
See comment in PubMed Commons below
Can J Urol. 2000 Aug;7(4):1081-4.

A para-testicular primitive neuroectodermal tumor in an adult: a case report and literature review.

Author information

1
McGill University Health Center, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

The authors describe the salient clinical, radiologic and histopathologic features of an extremely rare para-testicular primitive neuroectodermal tumor in a 25 year-old man.

INTERVENTION:

Excisional biopsy of the tumor en bloc was performed. Adjuvant VAdriaC-based chemotherapy (Vincristine, Doxorubicin, and Cyclophosphamide) was given post-operatively.

MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES:

Histopathologic examination and immunohistochemical studies were performed on formaldehyde-fixed, paraffin-embedded tumor tissue.

RESULTS:

Histologic examination showed an undifferentiated small cell tumor. The tumor cells stained positively with MIC-2, a marker specific for primitive neuroectodermal tumors. The patient is 12 months post surgery and has completed adjuvant chemotherapy with no evidence of recurrent disease.

CONCLUSIONS:

This highly unusual, peripheral primitive neuroectodermal tumor should be considered in the differential diagnosis of undifferentiated small cell neoplasms of the genitourinary system in adults, from the kidney to the testicle. We present a patient with a PNET treated based on a Ewing's family of tumors protocol.

PMID:
11109079
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
PubMed Commons home

PubMed Commons

0 comments
How to join PubMed Commons

    Supplemental Content

    Loading ...
    Support Center