World Journal of Medical and Surgical Case Reports Volume No 8

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Primitive Neuroectodermal Tumor of Adrenal Gland

Vitorino Modesto dos Santos, Marcos Correa da Trindade, Viviane Vieira Passini Soares, Victor Manabu Yano and Mayza Lemes Duarte
World Journal of Medical and Surgical Case Reports 2017, 6:7


Primitive neuroectodermal tumor is a rare malignancy of the Ewing`s sarcoma family of neoplasms, constituted by small round malignant cells. They more often occur in children and young adults, and the prognosis is more favorable than in older adults. The occurrence of this tumor in adrenals is exceeding rare and case studies are scarce. A 27-year-old man is herein described with the adrenal tumor confirmed by immunohistochemistry and FISH methods.

Key words

Adrenal gland, diagnosis, primitive neuroectodermal tumor, young adult

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