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Retroperitoneal primitive neuroectodermal tumour (PNET). A case report and review of the literature

Lena Marinova
DOI: 10.1016/j.rpor.2009.11.002
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Rep Pract Oncol Radiother 2009;14(6):221-224.

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Vol 14, No 6 (2009)
Case reports
Published online: 2009-11-01
Submitted:

Abstract

Purpose

We report a clinical case and present a brief review of the literature of peripheral primitive neuroectodermal tumour (PNET) as a rare disease. We discuss the difficult clinical and pathological diagnosis and the multidisciplinary approach to treatment of PNET. We debate radiosensitivity of extracranial recurrent retroperitoneal PNET.

Methods and materials

External beam radiation therapy was applied for a non-resectable local recurrence of retroperitoneal PNET in a 74-year-old woman. There were no distant metastases and our patient has refused chemotherapy.

Results

Local tumour control (LTC) was achieved after administration of a total dose of 60[[ce:hsp sp="0.25"/]]Gy in 30 fractions by external beam 60 Cobalt radiotherapy.

Conclusions

PNET is an aggressive malignant tumour infiltrating lymphatics and metastasizing haematogenously. It requires a multimodality treatment. Late local recurrence of extracranial retroperitoneal PNET has shown high radiosensitivity, so local tumour irradiation could be a radical treatment even in non-resectable cases.

Abstract

Purpose

We report a clinical case and present a brief review of the literature of peripheral primitive neuroectodermal tumour (PNET) as a rare disease. We discuss the difficult clinical and pathological diagnosis and the multidisciplinary approach to treatment of PNET. We debate radiosensitivity of extracranial recurrent retroperitoneal PNET.

Methods and materials

External beam radiation therapy was applied for a non-resectable local recurrence of retroperitoneal PNET in a 74-year-old woman. There were no distant metastases and our patient has refused chemotherapy.

Results

Local tumour control (LTC) was achieved after administration of a total dose of 60[[ce:hsp sp="0.25"/]]Gy in 30 fractions by external beam 60 Cobalt radiotherapy.

Conclusions

PNET is an aggressive malignant tumour infiltrating lymphatics and metastasizing haematogenously. It requires a multimodality treatment. Late local recurrence of extracranial retroperitoneal PNET has shown high radiosensitivity, so local tumour irradiation could be a radical treatment even in non-resectable cases.

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Keywords

Primitive neuroectodermal tumour; Neuroectodermal tumour; External beam radiotherapy; Multimodality treatment; Radiosensitivity

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Title

Retroperitoneal primitive neuroectodermal tumour (PNET). A case report and review of the literature

Journal

Reports of Practical Oncology and Radiotherapy

Issue

Vol 14, No 6 (2009)

Pages

221-224

Published online

2009-11-01

DOI

10.1016/j.rpor.2009.11.002

Bibliographic record

Rep Pract Oncol Radiother 2009;14(6):221-224.

Keywords

Primitive neuroectodermal tumour
Neuroectodermal tumour
External beam radiotherapy
Multimodality treatment
Radiosensitivity

Authors

Lena Marinova

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