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The role of imaging in the evaluation of extraskeletal Ewing’s sarcoma

Pieter Barnardt, Francois Roux
South African Journal of Radiology | Vol 17, No 1 | a209 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/sajr.v17i1.209 | © 2013 Pieter Barnardt, Francois Roux | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 24 February 2013 | Published: 05 March 2013

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Pieter Barnardt, Division of Clinical Oncology, Department of Medical Imaging and Clinical Oncology, Stellenbosch University, South Africa
Francois Roux, Division of Radiology, Department of Medical Imaging and Clinical Oncology, Stellenbosch University, South Africa


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Abstract

Primary bone tumours account for 5% of all adolescent and child cancers. When Ewing’s sarcoma arises in soft tissue rather than bone, it is referred to as extraskeletal Ewing’s sarcoma (ESS). Computed tomography (CT) scanning and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) features of Ewing’s sarcoma are non-specific, and a radiological differential diagnosis should be considered. Ewing’s sarcoma is confirmed by features on histological analysis. In young people who present with soft-tissue tumours, ESS should be considered. In the management of patients with tumours, imaging techniques are useful for biopsy guidance, evaluating the possibility of resection, and tumour response to treatment.

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Imaging, Ewing's sarcoma

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