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Ewing’s tumor
Ewing’s tumor

Ewing’s tumor


Ewing’s tumor is a very rare type of cancerous tumor that grows in bones or the soft tissue around bones including cartilage and nerves.


Signs and symptoms

• A lump near skin that feels warm and soft to the touch
• Constant low grade fever
• Bone pain worsening during exercise or during the night
• Broken bones without an obvious cause
• Weight loss
• Weakness
• Paralysis of jaw

Diagnostic criteria

• Painful swelling accompanied with fever
• It is characterized by extraordinarily fast growth
• Radiographically: Poorly defined solitary osteolytic lesion, irregular moth– eaten appearance which may be undetectable in serial images for a long period. Histological diagnosis is needed


• X-rays
• Bone scan with radioactive dye
• Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
• Computed tomography scan (CAT/CT scan)
• PET scan
• CBC for RBC, WBC and hemoglobin
• Biopsy- to confirm for Ewing’s sarcoma
• Bone marrow aspiration and biopsy



    The initial treatment is wide excision, if not possible radiation should be considered.


    Combination chemotherapy should be given


Updated on,

4 Novemba 2020 10:40:54


1. STG
2. Web Md. Ewing sarcoma. Accessed on 4.11.2020
3. Web MD. Accessed on 4.11.2020

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