We present a case of a 14-year-old male with a germline TP53 mutation who presented with synchronous primitive neuroectodermal tumor and choroid plexus carcinoma. Identification of synchronous brain tumors prompted genetic testing for predisposition to malignancy. Within 5 months of presentation, the child developed widely metastatic alveolar rhabdomyosarcoma. Patient DNA sequencing showed a TP53 allele with a premature stop codon in the oligomerization/nuclear export signal (NES) domain (R342ter). The child's parents, younger brother, paternal grandparents, and maternal grandmother, are without history of malignancy. The patient's brother tested negative for TP53 mutations. This case identifies a rare, de novo, germline TP53 mutation presenting with synchronous CNS malignancies and exhibiting a more fulminant course than typical cases of Li-Fraumeni syndrome.
- Synchronous tumors
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health