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Br J Neurosurg. 2016;30(1):113-4. doi: 10.3109/02688697.2015.1071337. Epub 2015 Sep 7.

Cervical epidural extra-osseous Ewing sarcoma mimicking an epidural abscess.

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1
a Department of Neurosurgery , Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust , Greater Manchester , UK.
2
b School of Cancer and Enabling Sciences, The University of Manchester, Manchester Academic Health Science Centre, The Christie NHS Foundation Trust , Manchester, Greater Manchester, UK.
3
c Department of Neuropathology , Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust , Greater Manchester , UK.

Abstract

We report a case of a 21-year-old woman presenting with quadriplegia which was initially diagnosed with an epidural abscess in view of her MR scan and raised inflammatory marker levels. Histology revealed an epidural extra-osseous Ewing's sarcoma (EES). Epidural location of EES is a very rare condition which can be very challenging to diagnose. Early diagnosis and surgical excision followed by chemotherapy represent the main stem of management.

KEYWORDS:

Ewing; epidural; extra-osseous; sarcoma

PMID:
26982951
DOI:
10.3109/02688697.2015.1071337
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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