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Year : 2014  |  Volume : 51  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 564-

Ewing's sarcoma of the mandibular condyle

TT Kourosh1, KM Hosein2, A Neda3,  
1 Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Tabriz, University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, IR, Iran
2 Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Baqiyatallah Medical Sciences University, Tehran, IR, Iran
3 Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Azad University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, IR, Iran

Correspondence Address:
Dr. A Neda
Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Azad University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, IR
Iran




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Kourosh T T, Hosein K M, Neda A. Ewing's sarcoma of the mandibular condyle.Indian J Cancer 2014;51:564-564


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Kourosh T T, Hosein K M, Neda A. Ewing's sarcoma of the mandibular condyle. Indian J Cancer [serial online] 2014 [cited 2020 Jan 29 ];51:564-564
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Sir,

Ewing's sarcoma (ES) is a highly lethal round cell sarcoma of unknown etiology first described by James Ewing in 1921.[1] Nearly 50% of all cases reported are in the femur and pelvic bones. Less than three percent of all cases originate in the jaws usually involving the mandibular ramus with few cases reported involving the maxilla.[1],[2] We report a 12-year follow up of Ewing sarcoma of the condyle in a 17 year-old girl. Clinical examination revealed Pain and swelling over the left side of the mandibular ramus of 10 months duration. The left side of her face was asymmetric, swollen, and tender [Figure 1], [Figure 2], [Figure 3]. The swelling extended from the left mandibular angle to the left preauricular region [Figure 2]. There was slight paresthesia of the region innervated by the left inferior alveolar dental nerve. No palpable lymph nodes were present in the neck or supraclavicular or axillary regions. Transorally, the swelling was noted to involve the left condylar region and was firm when compressed. Radiographic examination revealed a radiolucent lesion with borders extending from the left condyle to the midramus region. She received chemotherapy cyclophosphamide, incrusting, adriomycine for (54 months and radiotherapy 30 fractions of 6000 cG radiation) which began two weeks post tumor surgical resection). We reported this case with no sign of recurrence after 5-year follow -up in 2003. We have checked her annually and we have yet to find any signs and symptoms of tumor recurrence [Figure 4].{Figure 1}{Figure 2}{Figure 3}{Figure 4}

References

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2Solomon LW, Frustino JL, Loree TR, Brecher ML, Alberico RA, Sullivan M. Ewing sarcoma of the mandibular condyle: Multidisciplinary management optimizes outcome. Head Neck 2008:405-10.