Primary extraskeletal Ewing's sarcoma of the lung

Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg. 2010 May;10(5):803-4. doi: 10.1510/icvts.2009.216952. Epub 2010 Jan 12.

Abstract

Ewing's sarcoma is a neuroectodermal tumour characteristically presenting during the second decade of life and arising from bone. Extraskeletal Ewing's sarcoma is exceptionally rare. We present a case of a 44-year-old man who underwent pneumonectomy for a primary extraskeletal Ewing's sarcoma of the lung. This demonstrates a very rare pulmonary Ewing's sarcoma and highlights the importance of preoperative evaluation in aggressive tumours.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Biopsy, Needle
  • Brain Neoplasms / drug therapy
  • Brain Neoplasms / pathology
  • Brain Neoplasms / secondary*
  • Chemotherapy, Adjuvant
  • Disease Progression
  • Fatal Outcome
  • Humans
  • Immunohistochemistry
  • Lung Neoplasms / diagnosis
  • Lung Neoplasms / pathology*
  • Lung Neoplasms / surgery*
  • Male
  • Neoplasm Staging
  • Pneumonectomy / methods
  • Positron-Emission Tomography
  • Sarcoma, Ewing / diagnosis
  • Sarcoma, Ewing / secondary*
  • Sarcoma, Ewing / surgery*
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed