Extracranial primitive neuroectodermal tumor of the head and neck

Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 1990 Apr;116(4):475-8. doi: 10.1001/archotol.1990.01870040097022.


Malignant peripheral neuroectodermal tumors are rare neoplasms of the head and neck. We describe a case of a teenage girl presenting with this neoplasm in the head and neck. The clinical histological and ultrastructural features are reviewed and presented, along with guidelines for the management of this highly aggressive neoplasm.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Antineoplastic Combined Chemotherapy Protocols / therapeutic use
  • Combined Modality Therapy
  • Connective Tissue / ultrastructure
  • Female
  • Head and Neck Neoplasms / therapy
  • Head and Neck Neoplasms / ultrastructure*
  • Humans
  • Neoplasms, Germ Cell and Embryonal / therapy
  • Neoplasms, Germ Cell and Embryonal / ultrastructure*
  • Radiotherapy, High-Energy