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Thoracoabdominal peripheral primitive neuroectodermal tumors in childhood: radiological features

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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.

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Received: 13 February 1999; Revised: 2 July 1999; Accepted: 9 February 2000

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Schulman, H., Newman-Heinman, N., Kurtzbart, E. et al. Thoracoabdominal peripheral primitive neuroectodermal tumors in childhood: radiological features. Eur Radiol 10, 1649–1652 (2000). https://doi.org/10.1007/s003300000367

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