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Submitted: 09 October 2019 Modified: 09 October 2019
HERDIN Record #: 100731-19100911090775

Primitive Neuroectodermal tumor / Ewing Sarcoma of the rib in an 8-year-old male.

Ana Noelle M. Dominguez,

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Ewing sarcoma accounts for 3% of all pediatric malignancies1 with rib involvement accounting for 12%.2 Extension into the thoracic cavity can cause cardiopulmonary compromise. We report an eight-year-old male with dyspnea and abnormal chest findings. Chest CT scan showed a large well-defined mass occupying the right hemithorax. A right pneumonectomy was simultaneously done with excision of the mass. In a dyspneic child with an opacified hemithorax, a foremost consideration would be a mass. Early diagnosis may allow for neoadjuvant therapy, hence preventing significant morbidity associated with pneumonectomy.

Publication Type
Research Project
Date
January 1-December 31, 2015
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