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CASE REPORT
Year : 2016  |  Volume : 3  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 22-24

Primary ewing sarcoma of the body of cervical spine


1 Professor and Head, Department of Neurosurgery, Topiwala National Medical College and BYL Nair Charitable Hospital, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
2 Assistant Professor, Department of Neurosurgery, Topiwala National Medical College and BYL Nair Charitable Hospital, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
3 Senior Resident, Department of Neurosurgery, Topiwala National Medical College, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
4 Senior Resident, Department of Neurosurgery, Topiwala National Medical College and BYL Nair Charitable Hospital, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

Correspondence Address:
Zafar Ahmed Sheikh
Senior Resident, Department of Neurosurgery, Topiwala National Medical College, Mumbai, Maharashtra
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10039-1080

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Primitive neuroectodermal tumors (PNETs) are malignant neoplasm originating from neural crest cells that generally affects children and young adults (4–15 years). Ewing sarcoma family of tumors occurs most commonly in the long bones of the extremity and less commonly in the spine. We present a case of a 21 years old male with acute onset neck and left upper extremity pain which rapidly progressed to spastic paraplegia without bladder bowel involvement. He underwent a C7 corpectomy and titanium cage fixation. Immunohistochemistry clinched the diagnosis of PNET/ Ewing sarcoma. Our case was unique in the primary involvement of the body of cervical vertebra in a young adult which was very similar to Kochs spine.


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