Peripheral primitive neuroectodermal tumor

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Peripheral primitive neuroectodermal tumor

Synonyms: PPNET | Peripheral PNET | Peripheral neuroepithelioma

A rare aggressive malignant neoplastic disease characterized by a usually ill-defined solid multilobulated mass frequently having necrosis located on any site of the body (except the central nervous system) composed of small round poorly differentiated cells with or without Homer-Wright rosettes showing varying degrees of neuroectodermal differentiation. Manifestations are variable depending on location with osteolytic destruction being common when arising from bone.

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