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Primitive Neuroectodermal Tumor in Infancy - An Unusual Clinical Presentation.
Sushant S Mane, Aaditya A Prabhudesai.
Department of Pediatrics, Grant Govt. Medical College, Sir J. J. Group of Hospitals, Mumbai, India.
The primitive neuroectodermal tumors {PNETs} are rare malignancies usually presenting in the second decade of life with male predilection. They are rarely reported in infancy. We present an eleven months old girl with left thigh soft tissue tumor. Ultrasonography revealed a soft tissue mass in the inter- and intra-muscular plane of the thigh with intact underlying bone suggestive of rhabdomyosarcoma. Tissue biopsy was suggestive of small round cell tumor. Genetic study reported MIC-2 mutation [t(11;22)(q24;q12)] establishing the diagnosis of peripheral PNET. Whole body PET scan revealed metastases in lungs and pelvic bones. Child succumbed to the tumor.

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