Primary spinal epidural Ewing sarcoma: A case report and review of the literature

Cheng T. Hsieh, Yung Hsiao Chiang, Wen Chiuan Tsai, Lai F. Sheu, Ming Ying Liu

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Abstract

Primary extraosseous Ewing sarcoma is a rare entity, especially in the spinal epidural site. Less than 20 cases have been reported in the literature. Here, we present a previously healthy 12-year-old boy who complained of low back pain, progressive gait disturbance and weakness of right lower extremity for nearly one month before admission. Magnetic resonance imaging showed one solitary posterior extradural mass, measuring 4 × 2.2 × 2.1 cm, with severe cord compression at the level from T7 to T9. The mass appeared hypo-intense on both T1-weighted and T2-weighted images and homogeneous contrast enhancement after injection of gadolinium. He underwent laminectomies of T8 and T9 and complete resection of the tumor. The pathology confirmed a diagnosis of Ewing sarcoma after immunohistochemical staining. His profound neurological deficits recovered well and no recurrence was discovered after adjuvant chemotherapy and radiotherapy. The relevant literature is reviewed and the limited cases are also analyzed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)282-286
Number of pages5
JournalTurkish Journal of Pediatrics
Volume50
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2008
Externally publishedYes

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Ewing's Sarcoma
Adjuvant Radiotherapy
Laminectomy
Gadolinium
Adjuvant Chemotherapy
Low Back Pain
Gait
Lower Extremity
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Pathology
Staining and Labeling
Recurrence
Injections
Neoplasms

Keywords

  • Ewing sarcoma
  • Extradural
  • Magnetic resonance image
  • Spinal neoplasms

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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Primary spinal epidural Ewing sarcoma : A case report and review of the literature. / Hsieh, Cheng T.; Chiang, Yung Hsiao; Tsai, Wen Chiuan; Sheu, Lai F.; Liu, Ming Ying.

In: Turkish Journal of Pediatrics, Vol. 50, No. 3, 2008, p. 282-286.

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Hsieh, Cheng T. ; Chiang, Yung Hsiao ; Tsai, Wen Chiuan ; Sheu, Lai F. ; Liu, Ming Ying. / Primary spinal epidural Ewing sarcoma : A case report and review of the literature. In: Turkish Journal of Pediatrics. 2008 ; Vol. 50, No. 3. pp. 282-286.
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