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Peripheral Primitive Neuroectodermal Tumor of the Chest Wall in a NeonateA Case Report
Timothy N. Ghattas, MD1; George Lucas, MD1
1 Department of Surgery, Section of Orthopaedics, University of Kansas School of Medicine – Wichita, 929 North St. Francis, Room 4076, Wichita, KS 67214
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Investigation performed at the Department of Surgery, Section of Orthopaedics, University of Kansas School of Medicine – Wichita, Wichita, Kansas



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Copyright © 2013 by The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, Inc.
JBJS Case Connector, 2013 Apr 24;3(2):e36 1-3. doi: 10.2106/JBJS.CC.K.00138
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Peripheral primitive neuroectodermal tumors (PNET) are a group of soft-tissue tumors of neural crest origin that arise outside the brain, spinal, and sympathetic nervous systems. An estimated 6.5% of primary lesions arise in the chest wall1. These tumors occur primarily in children and adolescents (thirteen to sixteen years old)2 and are included in the differential diagnosis of malignant small round cell tumors, which include Ewing sarcoma, rhabdomyosarcoma, neuroblastoma, and lymphoma3.
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