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Year : 2014  |  Volume : 18  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 251-255
Ewing's sarcoma of maxilla: A rare case report


Department of Oral Pathology and Microbiology, Sinhgad Dental Collge and Hospital, Pune, Maharashtra, India

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Deepak Kumar Jairamdas Nagpal
Reader, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, Sinhgad Dental College and Hospital, Pune - 411 041, Maharashtra
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DOI: 10.4103/0973-029X.140769

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Ewing's sarcoma is uncommon malignancy of childhood, frequently involving the mandible. The occurrence in maxilla is rare. It is histopathologically characterized by sheets of round cells positive for CD99. Although the prognosis is poor but early diagnosis and long term follow up can improve the survival. This article presents a rare case of Ewing's sarcoma of maxilla in a 15 year old male patient showing excessive fibro-osseous response which is not a frequent presentation. A retrospective analysis of cases of Ewings sarcoma of maxilla published in the English litreture is reviewed. In our case, diagnosis was confirmed by immunohistochemistry where sheets of round tumor cells were positive for CD 99. Ewings sarcoma of maxilla is a rare and aggressive tumor. Hence early diagnosis, combined therapy and long term follow up is suggested in such cases.


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