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Cerebral primitive neuroectodermal tumor in an adult with a heterozygous MSH2 mutation

Jeans, Alexander F., Frayling, Ian Martin, Jasani, Bharat, Side, Lucy, Blesing, Claire and Ansorge, Olaf 2009. Cerebral primitive neuroectodermal tumor in an adult with a heterozygous MSH2 mutation. Nature Reviews Clinical Oncology 6 (5) , pp. 295-299. 10.1038/nrclinonc.2009.35

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Background. A 37-year-old woman presented with a supratentorial cerebral mass, which was diagnosed histologically as a primitive neuroectodermal tumor. She had been treated for rectal adenocarcinoma 7 years previously. A family history revealed a young-onset colorectal carcinoma in the patient's father. Investigations. Immunohistochemical analysis for DNA mismatch repair proteins, germline mutation analysis of MSH2. Diagnosis. Lynch syndrome with a heterozygous germline mutation in MSH2. Management. Debulking of the cerebral tumor, craniospinal axis radiotherapy, and genetic counseling of family.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Medicine
Subjects: R Medicine > RC Internal medicine > RC0254 Neoplasms. Tumors. Oncology (including Cancer)
Publisher: Nature Publishing Group
ISSN: 1759-4774
Last Modified: 04 Jun 2017 03:59

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