Ewing sarcoma

Case contributed by A.Prof Frank Gaillard


Child presenting with upper arm pain.

Patient Data

Age: Child

X-ray of the humerus demonstrates destruction of the bone with cortical erosions and poor transition to normal bone. In this case there are perpendicular spiculations producing a 'hair on end' or 'sun burst' appearance in the centre of the tumour.  Laminated appearance occurs towards the edge of the tumour (not prominent in this case) producing an onion-skin appearance. Bone sclerosis is unusual. In this case there is no definite soft tissue mass.

Case Discussion

Pathologically proven Ewing's sarcoma

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Case information

rID: 14003
Published: 12th Jun 2011
Last edited: 16th Jul 2018
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