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spine and Ewing sarcoma

Bastien Provost, Gilles Missenard, Ciprian Pricopi, Olaf Mercier, Sacha Mussot, Dominique Fabre, Nathaniel Langer, Olivier Mir, Cécile Le Pechoux, Philippe Dartevelle, Elie Fadel
BACKGROUND: Radiotherapy has long been the treatment of choice for local control of Ewing sarcoma of the chest wall (ESCW). However, there is debate regarding the use of surgery versus RT. Our objective was to identify risk factors that may affect long-term outcomes of non-metastatic ESCW all treated with preoperative chemotherapy followed by en-bloc resection and adjuvant Chemotherapy or Chemoradiation. METHODS: Between 1996 and 2014, 30 patients with a median age of 25 years (SD +/-8...
March 15, 2018: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
Kyriakos Paraskeva, Dimitrios Giakoumettis, Ioannis Nikas, George Georgoulis, George Sfakianos, Marios S Themistocleous
INTRODUCTION: Neck pain and torticollis are common symptoms in the pediatric population that rarely requires further investigation. However, in case symptoms persist, then a more meticulously approach should be considered. Underlying conditions such as infections, neck injury, autoimmune disorders or even cervical spine cancer should be excluded from diagnosis. Cervical spine cancer is a rare neurosurgical entity in the pediatric population and even rarer is atlantoaxial Ewing's sarcoma...
March 3, 2018: Neurologia i Neurochirurgia Polska
Vibhuti Agarwal, Natalie Logie, Christopher G Morris, Julie A Bradley, Ronny L Rotondo, Scott M Bradfield, Daniel J Indelicato
BACKGROUND: Ewing sarcoma of the thoracic spine and chest wall is frequently treated with concurrent chemotherapy and radiation therapy (RT). Treatment-related acute esophagitis can lead to hospitalization and treatment delays. The aim of this study was to analyze the incidence, risk factors, and management of esophagitis in pediatric patients with Ewing sarcoma of the thoracic region. METHODS: We conducted a single-institution retrospective review of patients treated over a 10-year period...
February 12, 2018: Pediatric Blood & Cancer
Konstantinos N Paterakis, Alexandros Brotis, Efthimios Dardiotis, Theofanis Giannis, Christos Tzerefos, Kostas N Fountas
Ewing's sarcoma (ES) is an aggressive bone and soft tissue sarcoma that usually affects adolescents and young adults. ES occasionally presents as an intradural-extramedullary lesion of the spine. Our aim was to study the role of the multimodality treatment on the survival (overall survival, recurrence-free survival, and metastasis-free survival) of patients with intradural-extramedullary Ewing's sarcoma. Pubmed, EMBASE, Scopus, Web of Science, Cochrane Reviews were searched up to January 2017, using as mesh terms "intradural extramedullary", "Ewing's sarcoma", AND "treatment"...
December 7, 2017: Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery
Leila Ronceray, Waltraud Friesenbichler, Caroline Hutter, Karoly Lakatos, Wolfgang Krizmanich, Gabriele Amann, Kaan Boztug, Leo Kager, Georg Mann, Andishe Attarbaschi
Thoracic actinomycosis with involvement of the vertebral column and chest wall is rare in children and may resemble malignant tumors. A 12-year-old girl was admitted to our clinic having B-symptoms, cachexia, and painful scoliosis (Karnofsky index 20%). Imaging showed a large thoracic left-sided paravertebral tumor with infiltration of the vertebrae, destruction of the chest wall and multiple intrapulmonary nodules. Initially, Ewing sarcoma was suspected and chemotherapy started without previous biopsies. Definite diagnosis of actinomycosis was established later upon histopathologic examination and successfully treated by β-lactam antibiotics...
December 12, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Hematology/oncology
Guruprasad Bettaswamy, Paurush Ambesh, Raj Kumar, Rabi Narayan Sahu, Kuntal Kanti Das, Awadhesh Kumar Jaiswal, Arun Kumar Srivastava, Sanjay Behari
Background: Primary extramedullary tumors involving multiple compartments around the spine are a technically demanding group of tumors whose extent traverses beyond the normal confines of those anatomical regions which fall in the common domain of neurosurgeons. In the following series, we present 12 patients who were diagnosed with primary spinal extramedullary tumors with multicompartmental extension, and whose surgical management was facilitated by a combined multidisciplinary approach involving surgeons of other superspecialties...
October 2017: Asian Journal of Neurosurgery
Chong Zhu, Kristofor A Olson, Michael Roth, David S Geller, Richard G Gorlick, Jonathan Gill, Nadia N Laack, R L Randall
BACKGROUND: Curative therapy for ES requires both chemotherapy and local control of primary tumor. There is no universally accepted standard approach to local control modalities. This survey was conducted to determine practice patterns and factors influencing the choice to offer various local control modalities to patients with ES of the spine and pelvis. METHODS: The survey consisted of four scenarios involving a 15-year-old girl who presented with Ewing sarcoma of thoracic vertebra, sacrum, iliac wing, and acetabulum with or without neurologic compromise...
October 16, 2017: Journal of Surgical Oncology
Safia K Ahmed, R Lor Randall, Steven G DuBois, William S Harmsen, Mark Krailo, Karen J Marcus, Katherine A Janeway, David S Geller, Joel I Sorger, Richard B Womer, Linda Granowetter, Holcombe E Grier, Richard G Gorlick, Nadia N I Laack
PURPOSE: To identify clinical and treatment variables associated with a higher risk of local failure in Ewing sarcoma patients treated on recent Children's Oncology Group protocols. METHODS AND MATERIALS: Data for 956 patients treated with ifosfamide and etoposide-based chemotherapy on INT-0091, INT-0154, and AEWS0031 were analyzed. Local treatment modalities were defined as surgery, definitive radiation therapy (RT), or surgery plus radiation (S+RT). Five-year cumulative incidence of local failure was determined...
December 1, 2017: International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics
Abdurrahman Aycan, Sebahattin Celik, Fetullah Kuyumcu, Mehmet Edip Akyol, Mehmet Arslan, Erkan Dogan, Harun Arslan
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Spinal bone metastases are common. They are mostly localized to the lumbar, thoracic, and cervical spine. The most common primaries to result in spinal metastases include lung, breast, and prostate carcinomas in adults as opposed to leukemia, Ewing sarcoma, rhabdomyosarcoma, and neuroblastoma in children. In patients diagnosed with cancer, bone metastases are found in 40% and spinal metastases in 10%. In this study, we reviewed 25 patients diagnosed with a spinal metastasis of unknown primary who presented with low back pain or acute-onset neurologic deficits and underwent operative treatment...
January 2018: World Neurosurgery
Raphaële Charest-Morin, Michael S Dirks, Shreyaskumar Patel, Stefano Boriani, Alessandro Luzzati, Michael G Fehlings, Charles G Fisher, Mark B Dekutoski, Richard Williams, Nasir A Quraishi, Ziya L Gokaslan, Chetan Bettegowda, Niccole M Germscheid, Peter P Varga, Laurence D Rhines
STUDY DESIGN: Multicenter, ambispective observational study. OBJECTIVES: To quantify mortality and local recurrence after surgical treatment of spinal Ewing's sarcoma (ES) and to determine whether an Enneking appropriate procedure and surgical margins (en bloc resection with wide/marginal margins) are associated with improved prognosis. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Treatment of primary ES of the spine is complex. Ambiguity remains regarding the role and optimal type of surgery in the treatment of spinal ES...
August 23, 2017: Spine
Avani Dholakia Rao, Qinyu Chen, Ralph P Ermoian, Sara R Alcorn, Maria Luisa S Figueiredo, Michael J Chen, Karin Dieckmann, Shannon M MacDonald, Matthew M Ladra, Daria Kobyzeva, Alexey V Nechesnyuk, Kristina Nilsson, Eric C Ford, Brian A Winey, Rosangela C Villar, Stephanie A Terezakis
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES: The practice of palliative radiation therapy (RT) is based on extrapolation from adult literature. We evaluated patterns of pediatric palliative RT to describe regimens used to identify opportunity for future pediatric-specific clinical trials. DESIGN/METHODS: Six international institutions with pediatric expertise completed a 122-item survey evaluating patterns of palliative RT for patients ≤21 years old from 2010 to 2015. Two institutions use proton RT...
November 2017: Pediatric Blood & Cancer
Ali Alqahtani, Roaa Amer, Eman Bakhsh
Ewing's sarcoma is a primary bone cancer that mainly affects the long bones. This malignancy is particularly common in pediatric patients. Primary cranial involvement accounts for 1% of cases, with occipital involvement considered extremely rare. In this case study, primary occipital Ewing's sarcoma with a posterior fossa mass and subsequent relapse resulting in spinal seeding is reported. A 3-year-old patient presented with a 1-year history of left-sided headaches, localized over the occipital bone with progressive torticollis...
2017: Case Reports in Pediatrics
John T Lucas, Israel Fernandez-Pineda, Christopher L Tinkle, Michael W Bishop, Sue C Kaste, Rajiv Heda, Andrew M Davidoff, Matthew J Krasin
PURPOSE: To investigate the contribution of radiation therapy to acute and late toxicity in pediatric chest wall sarcoma patients and evaluate dosimetric correlates of higher incidence toxicities such as scoliosis and pneumonitis. METHODS AND MATERIALS: The data from 23 consecutively treated pediatric patients with chest wall sarcomas of various histologies (desmoid, Ewing, rhabdomyosarcoma, nonrhabdomyosarcoma-soft tissue sarcomas) were reviewed to evaluate the relationship between end-organ radiation dose, clinical factors, and the risk of subsequent late effects (scoliosis, pneumonitis)...
April 26, 2017: Practical Radiation Oncology
Pierre-Aurélien Beuriat, Sarah Melloul, Louise Galmiche, Irene Cristofori, Michel Zerah, Kevin Beccaria
Ewing sarcoma (ES) infrequently affects the spine. Diagnosis is usually made several weeks following growing symptoms. In this report, we present the case of a child with ES localized at the upper thoracic level. ES was revealed by isolated acute complete paraplegia mimicking medullary stroke. The girl was operated for decompressive laminectomy and tumor removal. Afterwards, she received adjuvant therapy. Subsequently, the child showed a slow improvement of her leg sensitivity associated with a partial motor recovery...
November 2017: Journal of Pediatric Hematology/oncology
Jia Xi Julian Li, Kevin Phan, Tommy Manh Tran, Ralph J Mobbs, Ralph Stanford
BACKGROUND: En bloc resection of Ewing sarcoma in the cervical spine according to Enneking's principles is technically challenging owing to the proximity of important neurovascular structures, the complex local anatomy, and the biomechanical instability of radical resection. The rarity of Ewing sarcoma and variability of its presentation justifies ongoing exploration and compilation of the surgical nuances and subtleties of en bloc resection in the cervical spine. CASE DESCRIPTION: We present a 34-year-old male with Ewing sarcoma of the neck who underwent successful en bloc resection using a novel technique of splitting the laminae and osteomizing the lateral masses under imaging guidance...
August 2017: World Neurosurgery
S Frisch, B Timmermann
As an alternative to conventional photon-based radiotherapy, radiation with protons is recognised to offer considerable advantages. Today, central nervous system tumours, various sarcomatous tumours, childhood cancer and head and neck tumours are commonly treated with proton therapy. This review evaluates current data from clinical and dosimetric trials on the treatment of selected sarcomatous tumours like rhabdomyosarcoma, osteosarcoma, chordoma, chondrosarcoma and Ewing sarcoma. Special considerations for paediatric tumours and future prospects of proton therapy are outlined...
August 2017: Clinical Oncology: a Journal of the Royal College of Radiologists
Richard Bostelmann, Mario Leimert, Hans Jakob Steiger, Kristin Gierga, Athanasios K Petridis
Primary extraosseous Ewing sarcomas (EESs) are an extremely rare pathological entity. Less than 32 cases have been reported in the literature. Here we report an uncommon case with very rapid progression in the cervical region with extra- and intradural involvement. We present a thorough review of the literature and discuss possible treatment modalities. The Medline database was searched using the search terms: Ewing sarcoma, extraosseus tumour, treatment, management, cervical spine. A previously healthy 29-year-old man complained of right-sided radiculopathy (C7)...
October 24, 2016: Clinics and Practice
Konstantinos Paterakis, Alexandros Brotis, Anastasia Tasiou, Vasiliki Kotoula, Eftychia Kapsalaki, Marianna Vlychou
INTRODUCTION: Extra-skeletal Ewing's sarcomas are very rare lesions to the spine surgeon, with the intradural, extramedullary lesions being even rarer. Herein we present a patient with an intradural, extramedullary form of Ewing's sarcoma and review the relevant literature. The medical records, operative reports, radiographical studies and histological examinations of a single patient are retrospectively reviewed. CASE REPORT: A 31-year old male presented with back-pain, right-leg progressive paraparesis, and inability to walk...
January 2017: Neurologia i Neurochirurgia Polska
Juliana Knief, Katharina Reddemann, Jan Gliemroth, Swantje Brede, Tobias Bartscht, Christoph Thorns
INTRODUCTION: ERG expression has been described as a frequent event in prostate cancer indicating poor prognosis and promoting oncogenesis. It has also been demonstrated in Ewing's sarcoma, acute myeloid leukemia and acute T-lymphoblastic leukemia but could not be found in other epithelial tumors, Hodgkin's or Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. We aimed to analyze ERG expression in multiple myeloma, following an index case of a patient with metastases of unknown origin in the spine strongly expressing ERG, which were thought to be of prostatic origin but turned out to be plasmacytic lesions...
February 2017: Pathology, Research and Practice
Ali J Electricwala, Jaffer T Electricwala
Ewing's Sarcoma (ES) is a highly malignant bone tumour. It may involve any part of the skeleton but the most frequent parts are the ilium and diaphysis of femur and tibia (Alfeeli et al., 2005; Zhu et al., 2012). Primary ES of the spine is extremely rare (Yan et al., 2011). It accounts for only 3.5 to 14.9 percent of all primary bone sarcomas. The age of presentation ranges from 12 to 24 years (median 21 years) (Ferguson, 1999; Sharafuddin et al., 1992; Klimo Jr. et al., 2009). We report an unusual case of primary ES of the spine in a two-year-old boy, who presented to us with paraparesis and features of cauda equina syndrome...
2016: Case Reports in Orthopedics
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