Thoracoabdominal peripheral primitive neuroectodermal tumors in childhood: Radiological features

H. Schulman, N. Newman-Heinman, E. Kurtzbart, E. Maor, H. Zirkin, L. Laufer

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Peripheral primitive neuroectodermal tumors (PNET) are extremely uncommon, malignant neoplasms affecting mostly children and young adults. We retrospectively reviewed the clinical data and radiological studies of four such cases. All cases were pathologically proven. Plain films, US, and CT scans were used. The youngest child had a huge pelvic tumor and two adolescents each had a chest wall (Askin) tumor. The fourth patient had a most unusual location of the PNET in the anterior mediastinum. The CT findings are emphasized. We emphasize that the markedly abnormal CT findings are not specific for PNET.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1649-1652
Number of pages4
JournalEuropean Radiology
Issue number10
StatePublished - 13 Oct 2000
Externally publishedYes


  • Askin tumor
  • CT
  • Childhood
  • Mediastinum
  • Pelvis
  • Peripheral PNET

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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