Long-term survival in a pediatric patient with supratentorial primitive neuro-ectodermal tumor and extraneural metastasis at diagnosis

Jeffrey Rubens*, Yasmin Gosiengfiao, Tadanori Tomita, David A. Jacobsohn, Jason Fangusaro

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Abstract

Extraneural metastases of central nervous system (CNS) tumors are rare occurrences most commonly observed in medulloblastomas. Survival outcomes are generally dismal. Supratentorial primitive neuroectodermal tumors (stPNET) are rare childhood tumors with few documented cases of extraneural metastases. We present a rare occurrence of a 23-month-old patient with long-term survival after diagnosis of stPNET with metastases to the lungs. This patient was treated with surgical resection, induction chemotherapy, tandem autologous hematopoietic cell rescues, and focal radiotherapy. We report long-term survival for a patient with a stPNET and extraneural metastases at diagnosis following an intensive approach to treatment.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)341-344
Number of pages4
JournalPediatric Blood and Cancer
Volume57
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 2011

Keywords

  • AuHCR
  • Extraneural
  • Metastasis
  • StPNET

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Hematology
  • Oncology

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