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J Cancer Res Ther. 2014 Apr-Jun;10(2):377-80. doi: 10.4103/0973-1482.136663.

Primary Ewing's sarcoma of the cranium: case series and review of literature.

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Department of Medical Oncology, Nizam's Institute of Medical Sciences, Hyderabad, India.


Primary Ewing's sarcoma (EWS) of the cranium is extremely rare. It accounts for <1% of cases. We retrospectively analyzed our EWS cases to determine those which had a primary cranial involvement. Out of a total of 332 cases of EWS registered between the years 2000 and 2011, 7 were of the primary cranial involvement. Treatment modalities included surgery, chemotherapy, and radiotherapy (RT), as indicated. The follow-up ranged from 8 months to 7.5 years. In our study, parieto-occipital region was the commonest site. Most patients presented with localized disease and swelling of the scalp. Excision followed by chemotherapy or RT appears to have good survival rates. At a median follow-up of 32.2 months, only one patient had a recurrence, and was successfully salvaged with second line chemotherapy. These cases illustrate that a multi-disciplinary approach in patients with EWS of the cranium results in a good outcome.

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