Ewing's Sarcoma of the Peritoneum: a Rare Location for Extraskeletal Ewing's Sarcoma


Saglam M. , OZDEMIR Y., YIGIT T., KUCUKODACI Z., SONMEZ G.

JOURNAL OF GASTROINTESTINAL SURGERY, vol.20, no.11, pp.1918-1919, 2016 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 20 Issue: 11
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s11605-016-3163-6
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF GASTROINTESTINAL SURGERY
  • Page Numbers: pp.1918-1919

Abstract

A 38-year-old male presented to the emergency department with abdominal pain and bulge. He had a history of irritable bowel syndrome for 1 year with complaint of dyspepsia. Physical examination revealed a distended abdomen with a huge palpable mass located in the paraumblical region. Laboratory findings revealed a high white blood cell count with neutrophil predominance. Contrast-enhanced computed tomography (CT) showed a 23-cm, oval-shaped, grossly necrotic, low-attenuation mass with peripherally located dominant vessels. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) with diffusion weighted imaging (DWI) suggested a highly malignant tumor with prominent diffusion restriction especially at the periphery of the mass. On surgery, macroscopic examination showed a macrolobulated, hypervascular, reddish brown mass attached to the parietal peritoneum with a stalk. Ewing's sarcoma (ES) was diagnosed on histopathological examination with small round cells.