Malignant ectomesenchymoma is an uncommon neoplasm composed of neuroectodermal elements and one or more mesenchymal neoplastic elements. It is believed to arise from remnants of migratory neural crest cells (ectomesenchyme). The authors report the clinical and pathological findings of a 3-year-old girl with malignant ectomesenchymoma of the CNS. Embryogenesis of this tumor is discussed, and a review of the literature with 39 other cases is done.
Alexandre Bruno Raul Freitas, MD
R. Nagib Izar, 60, Tatuapé
São Paulo, SP–03337-070 (Brazil)
Tel./Fax +55 11 66712827
Received: Received: March 5, 1999
Accepted: May 7, 1999
Number of Print Pages : 11
Number of Figures : 9, Number of Tables : 2, Number of References : 53
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Official Journal of the American Society of Pediatric Neurosurgeons (ASPN)
Vol. 30, No. 6, Year 1999 (Cover Date: June 1999)
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ISSN: 1016–2291 (print), 1423–0305 (Online)
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Published online: 9/2/1999
Issue release date: June 1999
Number of Print Pages: 11
Number of Figures: 9
Number of Tables: 2
ISSN: 1016-2291 (Print)
eISSN: 1423-0305 (Online)
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