Ewing sarcoma

Case contributed by Dr Mahomed A. Osman

Patient Data

Age: 4

The L5 vertebral body is markedly sclerotic. There is no periosteal reaction. Appearances in keeping with an L5 ivory vertebra.

Nuclear medicine

A focus of increased uptake at the right lateral aspect of the L5 vertebral body.


The L5 vertebra shows diffuse homogenous increased attenuation relative to the rest of the spine. The appearances are consistent with sclerosis, in this case due to Ewing's sarcoma.


The L5 vertebral body is of low signal intensity with a large epidural mass occupying most of the canal. 

Case Discussion

Ewing's sacrcoma of L5.

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Case information

rID: 23249
Published: 31st May 2013
Last edited: 4th Dec 2015
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