Which conditions are included in the differential diagnoses of primitive neuroectodermal tumors (PNETs)?

Updated: Feb 07, 2019
  • Author: Carlo P Honrado, MD, FACS; Chief Editor: Arlen D Meyers, MD, MBA  more...
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Differential diagnosis for other small and poorly differentiated round cell tumors of the head and neck should include peripheral primitive neuroectodermal tumors (pPNETs)/Ewing family of tumors (EFTs), malignant lymphoma, poorly differentiated salivary gland tumors, rhabdomyosarcoma, neuroblastoma, and undifferentiated nasopharyngeal carcinoma. [10]


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