Primary Ewing Sarcoma of the Mastoid: A Novel Case Mimicking Acute Mastoiditis

Grace Egan, Joanna Pierro, Pillai Pallavi Madhusoodhan, Ghulam Ilyas, Benjamin Cohen, Teena Bhatla

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Abstract

Ewing sarcoma (EWS) is a primitive neuroectodermal tumor arising in bone or soft tissue. It is the second most common primary bone malignancy of children and adolescents, with a peak incidence in the second decade of life. It most often arises in the long bones of the extremities and pelvis. Here, we present a novel case of EWS arising from the mastoid bone in a 5-year-old African American male who presented with symptoms of acute mastoiditis. This unique presentation highlights the importance of considering EWS in a patient who presents with atypical mastoiditis or a rapidly growing mass in the postauricular region.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)148-151
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology
Volume40
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 2018
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • African American
  • Ewing sarcoma
  • mastoid
  • mastoiditis

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