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Oncol Lett. 2016 Oct;12(4):2692-2695. Epub 2016 Aug 8.

Primitive neuroectodermal tumor originating from the lung: A case report.

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1
Department of Oncology, Xuzhou Central Hospital, Xuzhou, Jiangsu 221009, P.R. China.
2
Intensive Care Unit, Xuzhou Central Hospital, Xuzhou, Jiangsu 221009, P.R. China.
3
Department of Pathology, Xuzhou Central Hospital, Xuzhou, Jiangsu 221009, P.R. China.
4
Department of Radiology, Xuzhou Central Hospital, Xuzhou, Jiangsu 221009, P.R. China.

Abstract

Primitive neuroectodermal tumors (PNETs) are small, round cell tumors that may be classified as peripheral or central, based on their site of origin. PNETs often arise in the soft tissue or bone of young adults. Although not common, PNETs have been described in other organs, including the gonads, kidneys, myocardium and pancreas, but rarely in the lungs without chest wall or pleural involvement. The present study reports a rare case of peripheral PNET (pPNET), which originated in the lung. A 37-year-old female patient presented at Xuzhou Central Hospital (Xuzhou, China) with a history of a dry cough, mild dyspnea and slight pain in the left chest. Histopathological and immunohistochemical analyses permitted the diagnosis of a pPNET. The patient was treated with surgical resection, followed by chemotherapy (including cyclophosphamide, cisplatin and vincristine), radiotherapy and traditional Chinese medicine (including Kanglaite and Shenqi Fuzheng injections). At the time of writing, the patient was alive with no sign of recurrence and under regular follow-ups at the Outpatient Clinic of Xuzhou Central Hospital.

KEYWORDS:

diagnosis; lung; primitive neuroectodermal tumor; treatment

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