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Primary ewing's sarcoma of the lumbosacral spine : a case report

Zakaria@Mohamad, Zamzuri and Ayeop, Mohd Adham Shah and Awang, Mohamed Saufi and Abd. Aziz, Azian and M, Fadhli (2012) Primary ewing's sarcoma of the lumbosacral spine : a case report. International Medical Journal Malaysia, 11 (1). pp. 47-50. ISSN 1823-4631

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Ewing's sarcoma is a rare tumor first discovered by James Ewing in 1921. It is more common in bone or skeletal component compared to soft tissue or extraosseous Ewing's sarcoma. Among soft tissue Ewing's, spinal cord involvement is rarer with only nine cases reported. We report a case of nine-year-old Malay girl who presented with low back pain for two months following a fall with progressive neurological deficits of bilateral lower limb. Magnetic resonance imaging was suggestive of a well-defined margin of intradural extramedullary tumor. With nerve sheath tumor in mind, surgical excision with laminectomy L2-S1 was performed. Intraoperative finding was an extradural mass from L3-L5 with extension to bilateral neuroforamen. Histopathology report defined a round cell tumour of Ewing's sarcoma from the mass.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 3660/28993
Uncontrolled Keywords: Cord compression; Ewing's sarcoma; Extradural; Primary spine tumor
Subjects: R Medicine > RC Internal medicine > RC321 Neuroscience. Biological psychiatry. Neuropsychiatry
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Medicine > Department of Department of Orthopaedics, Traumatology & Rehabilitation
Kulliyyah of Medicine > Department of Radiology
Kulliyyah of Medicine > Department of Surgery
Depositing User: Prof. Dr. Azian Abd. Aziz
Date Deposited: 22 Mar 2013 09:00
Last Modified: 01 Feb 2021 09:02
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/28993

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