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Disease Neuroectodermal Tumors, Primitive

Name Neuroectodermal Tumors, Primitive
Synonyms Cerebral Primitive Neuroectodermal Tumor | Ependymoblastoma | Ependymoblastomas | Medulloepithelioma | Medulloepitheliomas | Neoplasm, Primitive Neuroepithelial | Neoplasms, Primitive Neuroepithelial | Neuroectodermal Tumor, Primitive | Neuroepithelial Neoplasm, Primitive | Neuroepithelial Neoplasms, Primitive | Neuroepithelial Tumor, Primitive | Neuroepithelial Tumors, Primitive | PNET | PNETs | Primitive Neuroectodermal Tumor | Primitive Neuroectodermal Tumors | Primitive Neuroepithelial Neoplasm | Primitive Neuroepithelial Neoplasms | Primitive Neuroepithelial Tumor | Primitive Neuroepithelial Tumors | Spongioblastoma | Spongioblastomas | Tumor, Primitive Neuroectodermal | Tumor, Primitive Neuroepithelial | Tumors, Primitive Neuroectodermal | Tumors, Primitive Neuroepithelial
Definition A group of malignant tumors of the nervous system that feature primitive cells with elements of neuronal and/or glial differentiation. Use of this term is limited by some authors to central nervous system tumors and others include neoplasms of similar origin which arise extracranially (i.e., NEUROECTODERMAL TUMORS, PRIMITIVE, PERIPHERAL). This term is also occasionally used as a synonym for MEDULLOBLASTOMA. In general, these tumors arise in the first decade of life and tend to be highly malignant. (From DeVita et al., Cancer: Principles and Practice of Oncology, 5th ed, p2059)
Categories Cancer
MeSH® ID D018242
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1. DiseasesNeoplasms Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Neoplasms by Histologic Type Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Neoplasms, Germ Cell and Embryonal Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Neuroectodermal Tumors Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Neoplasms, Neuroepithelial Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Neuroectodermal Tumors, Primitive Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references
2. DiseasesNeoplasms Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Neoplasms by Histologic Type Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Neoplasms, Glandular and Epithelial Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Neoplasms, Neuroepithelial Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Neuroectodermal Tumors, Primitive Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references
3. DiseasesNeoplasms Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Neoplasms by Histologic Type Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Neoplasms, Nerve Tissue Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Neuroectodermal Tumors Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Neoplasms, Neuroepithelial Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Neuroectodermal Tumors, Primitive Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references

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Neuroectodermal Tumors, Primitive Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references
  Medulloblastoma Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references
View node Neuroectodermal Tumors, Primitive, Peripheral Has associated chemicals Has associated genes