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Congenital primitive neuroectodermal tumour presenting as obstructed labour
  1. David Inwald,
  2. Steve Kempley,
  3. Michael Hird
  1. Garden House Children’s Unit Royal London Hospital Whitechapel London E1 1BB
  1. Dr Hird.


Brain tumours presenting at delivery are extremely rare. A case of primitive neuroectodermal tumour (PNET) that presented intrapartum with failure to progress due to hydrocephalus is reported. Diagnosis required imaging with magnetic resonance and computed tomography in addition to open biopsy.

  • congenital neoplasm
  • primitive neuroectodermal tumour
  • diagnostic imaging

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