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 language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Pediatric Blood and Cancer|
|State||Published - Aug 2011|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health