Document Type : Case Reports


1 Dept. of Pathology, J.N. Medical College, AMU, Aligarh, INDIA

2 Dept. of Orthopedics, J.N. Medical College, AMU, Aligarh, INDIA


Ewing's sarcoma (ES) is a highly malignant neoplasm of childhood and adolescence seen commonly in both axial and appendicular skeleton but uncommonly in acral region. Ewing’s tumor in the hand is extraordinarily rare. Radiological features are variable and can mimic other common lesions. We present a case of 13 year old female, with complaints of pain and swelling in right hand, which on X-ray showed periosteal reaction, giving a sun burst appearance and provisional diagnosis of osteosarcoma was made. The patient was operated and histopathological diagnosis of ES was confirmed. Histopathological examination remains the mainstay of diagnosis, supported by immunochemistry and cytogenetic studies. Surgical extirpation with chemotherapy is the therapeutic regimen of choice. We intend to report this case, because it is very rare location and the radiological features can mimic other lesions which commonly occur in this location like chronic osteomyelitis so it can be easily missed especially at preliminary evaluations.


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