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CASE REPORT
Year : 2018  |  Volume : 13  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 1197-1201

Sellar embryonal tumor: A case report and review of the literature


1 Department of Neurosurgery, Ankara University, Ankara, Turkey
2 Department of Head and Neck Surgery, Ankara University, Ankara, Turkey
3 Department of Pathology, Ankara University, Ankara, Turkey

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Fatih Yakar
Department of Neurosurgery, Ankara University Medical School, Ibni Sina Hospital, Ankara
Turkey
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/ajns.AJNS_30_17

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Primitive neuroectodermal tumors (PNETs) are aggressive, poorly differentiated tumors in children and young adults. However, the embryonal tumor group did not include the central nervous system (CNS) PNET title and ependymoblastoma subtitle in the 2016 World Health Organization CNS tumor classification. Here, we report the case of a 6-year-old boy with a sellar embryonal tumor and present a review of the related literature. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first case of an endoscopically operated sellar embryonal tumor in the pediatric age group.


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