Ewing?s Sarcoma of the Sternum: A Case Report and Literature Review
- *Corresponding Author:
- Ahmed Dehal, MD, MPH
Department of General Surgery
Kaiser ermanente, Fontana, CA, USA
E-mail: [email protected]
Received date: February 28, 2014; Accepted date: March 20, 2014; Published date: March 30, 2014
Citation: Dehal A, Copeland H, Kheradpour A, Martin M, Wallen J and Zaheer S (2014) Ewing’s Sarcoma of the Sternum: A Case Report and Literature Review. Journal of Surgery [Jurnalul de Chirurgie] 10:15:67-69. doi: 10.7438/1584-9341-10-1-15
Copyright: © 2014 Dehal A, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author(s) and source are credited.
A 16 year old male presented with Ewing’s sarcoma of the sternum which extended into the anterior mediastinum. At presentation, there was no evidence of metastatic disease. The patient was initially treated with chemotherapy. The residual tumor was subsequently resected and the sternal defect was repaired with a polyprolene mesh and a muscle flap. Post-operatively, the patient did well and was discharged home. The patient has been seen in the clinic and is doing well post-operatively. Although extremely rare, Ewing’s sarcoma occurs in the sternum. A combined effort between oncology, thoracic surgery and plastic surgery for single excision and reconstruction is optimal for the patient.