Ewing sarcoma in an infant and review of the literature

Turk J Pediatr. 2019;61(5):760-764. doi: 10.24953/turkjped.2019.05.016.


Bedük Esen ÇS, Gültekin M, Aydın GB, Akyüz C, Karlı Oğuz K, Orhan D, Cengiz M, Gürkaynak M, Yıldız F. Ewing sarcoma in an infant and review of the literature. Turk J Pediatr 2019; 61: 760-764. Ewing sarcoma (ES) is a rare tumor in infants and prognosis is controversial. There are no standard recommendations for treatment in such very young patients. Generally, radiotherapy (RT) is not a part of treatment in infants due to the risk of severe late side effects. In this case report, we report a 7-month-old boy with diagnosis of left mastoid bone ES with lung metastases at diagnosis, showing a rapidly fatal outcome despite aggressive systemic chemotherapy and RT without surgery.

Keywords: Ewing sarcoma; infant; intracranial.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Bone Neoplasms / diagnosis*
  • Bone Neoplasms / therapy*
  • Fatal Outcome
  • Humans
  • Infant
  • Male
  • Mastoid*
  • Prognosis
  • Sarcoma, Ewing / diagnosis*
  • Sarcoma, Ewing / therapy*