Ewing sarcoma

Case contributed by Dr Hani Makky ALSALAM


2 months history of dry cough, shortness of breath and weight loss (but no history of fever).

Patient Data

Age: 15 years
Gender: Female

Chest x-ray

Demonstrates complete opacification of the left hemithorax, with marked positive mass effect and shift of the mediastinum towards the right.


CT chest / abdomen / pelvis

CT demonstrates a very large heterogeneous mass which appears to be confined to the chest, although the extra-pleural fat plane cannot be identified in some places.

Case Discussion

Tumor represents a Ewing sarcoma of the chest wall (formerly known as Askin tumor or pPNET) - see Ewing sarcoma family of tumors

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Case information

rID: 8426
Published: 1st Feb 2010
Last edited: 17th Apr 2020
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