Multiple primary malignancies associated with a germline SMARCB1 pathogenic variant

AbstractA 51-year old presented with a 6-month history of increasing pelvic/lower back pain with nocturnal waking and episodes of anorexia and vomiting. Examination revealed right torticollis and Horner ’s syndrome, and a large abdominal mass arising from the pelvis. Magnetic resonance and positron emission tomography imaging revealed (A) a 14 cm heterogeneous enhancing mass, abutting the left kidney with standardised uptake value max = 2.9, (B) a large heterogeneous enhancing pelvic mass (C ) mesenteric adenopathy standardised uptake value max = 10.3 and (D) 6 cm right lung apex mass standardised uptake value max = 4.3. Computerised tomography-guided biopsy of lesion A was reported as neurofibroma with occasional atypia, lesion B a benign uterine leiomyoma and lesion C follicu lar lymphoma world health organisation Grade 2. Although she had been given the diagnosis of Neurofibromatosis Type-1 (NF1) 25-years previously following removal of an intradural extramedullary schwannoma she had no cutaneous stigmata of NF1. Genetic analysis of blood lymphocyte DNA identified a pat hogenic variant inSMARCB1 confirming a diagnosis of schwannomatosis. Following 6-months chemotherapy for lymphoma, surgery was performed to remove lesion A. Histology revealed a malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumour with areas of low and high-grade change. An incidental, well-differentiated small bowel neuroendocrine carcinoma was also excised. Cl...
Source: Familial Cancer - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research

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