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Case Reports in Medicine
Volume 2013, Article ID 512416, 4 pages
Case Report

First Description of a Primitive Neuroectodermal Tumor Arising in the Nose

1Department of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, Hotel Dieu de France Hospital, Beirut, Lebanon
2Surgical Research Laboratory, Saint Joseph University Medical School, Medical Sciences Campus, B.P. 11-5076, Riad El Solh, Beirut 1107 2180, Lebanon
3Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Hotel Dieu de France University Hospital, Beirut, Lebanon
4Pathology Department, National Institute of Pathology, Beirut, Lebanon
5Department of Dermatology, Hotel Dieu de France Hospital, Beirut, Lebanon
6Department of General Surgery, Hotel Dieu de France Hospital, Beirut, Lebanon

Received 19 January 2013; Accepted 3 May 2013

Academic Editor: Gerald S. Supinski

Copyright © 2013 Habib Rizk et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


We report the case of a 12-year-old girl, who consulted us with one-year history of an 8 mm nose lesion that was painless and firm upon palpation. The lesion was resected conservatively. Immunohistochemistry was in favor of a primitive neuroectodermal tumor (PNET)/Ewing’s sarcoma lesion, excluding epithelial, lymphoid, and other tumors. After a second resection, our patient was referred to chemotherapy and has already undergone 9 cycles out of 14. The patient is to date with no evidence of persistent or recurrent disease. To our knowledge, this is the first description of a PNET arising in the nose.