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Year : 2020  |  Volume : 15  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 733-736

Supratentorial embryonal tumor in adult patient: Case report and literature review

1 Departament of Neurosurgery, Hospital Militar Central, Universidad Militar Nueva Granada, Bogotá, Colombia
2 Departament of Medicine, Universidad del Rosario, Bogotá, Colombia
3 Departament of Pathology, Hospital Militar Central, Universidad Militar Nueva Granada, Bogotá, Colombia

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Dr. Juan Esteban Munoz Montoya
Department of Neurosurgery, Universidad Militar Nueva Granada, Bogotá
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DOI: 10.4103/ajns.AJNS_19_20

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Embryonal tumors are the new nomenclature of the primitive neuroectodermal tumors or PNET. Their supratentorial location and their manifestation in adult population are not very frequent. Embryonal tumors are conformed from undifferentiated neuroepithelial cells that have the ability to show differentiation to several cell lines. Next is presented a case from an adult male patient with a clinical headache pictures and convulsions. With imaging study that shows a meningeal enhancement with frontal lobe infiltration with histopathological study of embryonic tumor with areas of glial differentiation.

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