We report the case of a 38-year-old patient who was diagnosed with a cerebellar well-differentiated neuroendocrine tumor (WDNET) in 2009. At first glance, we believed that it was a metastasis from an unrecognized WDNET arising outside the cerebellum. However, despite a prolonged follow-up of 6 years, an extracranial WDNET has never been found. During this time, the tumor recurred locally twice, and the patient was treated with surgery and radiotherapy. At the moment, he enjoys good general conditions and his tumor is under control. Due to the histopathological characteristics and clinical behavior of the tumor, we believe that this is the first report to date of a primary cerebellar WDNET.
Primary Cerebellar Neuroendocrine Tumors: Chimeras or Real Entities? A Case Report with a 6-Year Follow-Up / C. Vernieri, D. Femia, S. Pusceddu, C. Capella, J. Rosai, G. Calareso, L. Concas, N. Prinzi, G. Lo Russo, F. De Braud, R. Buzzoni. - In: CASE REPORTS IN ONCOLOGY. - ISSN 1662-6575. - 9:2(2016 Aug), pp. 432-439.
|Titolo:||Primary Cerebellar Neuroendocrine Tumors: Chimeras or Real Entities? A Case Report with a 6-Year Follow-Up|
VERNIERI, CLAUDIO (Primo)
PUSCEDDU, SARA (Corresponding)
DE BRAUD, FILIPPO GUGLIELMO MARIA (Penultimo)
|Parole Chiave:||brain tumor; cerebellum; radiotherapy; surgery; well differentiated neuroendocrine tumor; oncology|
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore MED/06 - Oncologia Medica|
|Data di pubblicazione:||ago-2016|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||http://dx.doi.org/10.1159/000447771|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su periodico|