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International Journal of Recent Trends in Science and Technology, ISSN 2277-2812 E-ISSN: 2249-8109

Volume 11, Issue 2, June 2014 pp 141-142

Research Article

Primary Ewing's sarcoma of lumbar vertebra-A rare case report

G. Madhavi Latha1, N. L. N. Moorthy2, D. Mahesh Chander3, V. Hanumath Prasad4, N. Anil5, J. Suneeth6

1IInd Year Resident, 2HOD and Professor, 3Professor, 4Associate Professor, 5Assistant Professor, 6Final Year Resident

Department of Radio diagnosis, Gandhi Medical College, Secunderabad, Andhra Pradesh, 500003 INDIA.

Academic Editor : Dr. Aher K.R.



Ewing's sarcoma is a rare bone tumor, first described by James Ewing in 1921. It is more common in bone than soft tissues. Involvement of vertebral bodies is extremely unusual. We report a case of a five year old girl with presenting symptoms of pain, difficulty in walking since one month, paraparesis and bladder and bowel incontinence since one week. Plain radiographs revealed sclerotic fourth lumbar vertebra. CT and MRI lumbosacral spine revealed involvement of fourth lumbar vertebra with bilateral paraspinal masses. Immunohistochemistry and Fluorescent in situ hybridization of biopsy from paraspinal mass revealed round cell tumor - Ewing's sarcoma.