Ewing's sarcoma masquerading as osteomyelitis

Meg Durbin, R Randall, Michelle James, Daniel Sudilovsky, Seymour Zoger

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

29 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

Ewing's sarcoma in the infant and young child is rare, highly malignant, and can be difficult to identify. An erroneous diagnosis of osteomyelitis may be considered first because the presentation may be similar to that of Ewing's sarcoma, and routine laboratory evaluation may not distinguish between these entities. Two such cases are presented, one involving the tibia in a 16-month-old child and another a finger phalanx in a 7-month-old child. In both cases the correct diagnosis of Ewing's sarcoma was delayed because of initial misdiagnosis of osteomyelitis. This diagnostic dilemma is summarized, and the literature reviewed. Special attention is given to recent advances in histochemistry and cytogenetics that assist in tumor identification. The conclusion highlights areas of remaining controversies for which additional study may facilitate distinction between osteomyelitis and Ewing's sarcoma.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)176-185
Number of pages10
JournalClinical Orthopaedics and Related Research
Issue number357
StatePublished - 1998

Fingerprint

Ewing's Sarcoma
Osteomyelitis
Finger Phalanges
Diagnostic Errors
Tibia
Cytogenetics
Neoplasms

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

Cite this

Ewing's sarcoma masquerading as osteomyelitis. / Durbin, Meg; Randall, R; James, Michelle; Sudilovsky, Daniel; Zoger, Seymour.

In: Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research, No. 357, 1998, p. 176-185.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Durbin, Meg ; Randall, R ; James, Michelle ; Sudilovsky, Daniel ; Zoger, Seymour. / Ewing's sarcoma masquerading as osteomyelitis. In: Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research. 1998 ; No. 357. pp. 176-185.
@article{1df31c743fb44d8c98c148e3b9f4084d,
title = "Ewing's sarcoma masquerading as osteomyelitis",
abstract = "Ewing's sarcoma in the infant and young child is rare, highly malignant, and can be difficult to identify. An erroneous diagnosis of osteomyelitis may be considered first because the presentation may be similar to that of Ewing's sarcoma, and routine laboratory evaluation may not distinguish between these entities. Two such cases are presented, one involving the tibia in a 16-month-old child and another a finger phalanx in a 7-month-old child. In both cases the correct diagnosis of Ewing's sarcoma was delayed because of initial misdiagnosis of osteomyelitis. This diagnostic dilemma is summarized, and the literature reviewed. Special attention is given to recent advances in histochemistry and cytogenetics that assist in tumor identification. The conclusion highlights areas of remaining controversies for which additional study may facilitate distinction between osteomyelitis and Ewing's sarcoma.",
author = "Meg Durbin and R Randall and Michelle James and Daniel Sudilovsky and Seymour Zoger",
year = "1998",
language = "English (US)",
pages = "176--185",
journal = "Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research",
issn = "0009-921X",
publisher = "Springer New York",
number = "357",

}

TY - JOUR

T1 - Ewing's sarcoma masquerading as osteomyelitis

AU - Durbin, Meg

AU - Randall, R

AU - James, Michelle

AU - Sudilovsky, Daniel

AU - Zoger, Seymour

PY - 1998

Y1 - 1998

N2 - Ewing's sarcoma in the infant and young child is rare, highly malignant, and can be difficult to identify. An erroneous diagnosis of osteomyelitis may be considered first because the presentation may be similar to that of Ewing's sarcoma, and routine laboratory evaluation may not distinguish between these entities. Two such cases are presented, one involving the tibia in a 16-month-old child and another a finger phalanx in a 7-month-old child. In both cases the correct diagnosis of Ewing's sarcoma was delayed because of initial misdiagnosis of osteomyelitis. This diagnostic dilemma is summarized, and the literature reviewed. Special attention is given to recent advances in histochemistry and cytogenetics that assist in tumor identification. The conclusion highlights areas of remaining controversies for which additional study may facilitate distinction between osteomyelitis and Ewing's sarcoma.

AB - Ewing's sarcoma in the infant and young child is rare, highly malignant, and can be difficult to identify. An erroneous diagnosis of osteomyelitis may be considered first because the presentation may be similar to that of Ewing's sarcoma, and routine laboratory evaluation may not distinguish between these entities. Two such cases are presented, one involving the tibia in a 16-month-old child and another a finger phalanx in a 7-month-old child. In both cases the correct diagnosis of Ewing's sarcoma was delayed because of initial misdiagnosis of osteomyelitis. This diagnostic dilemma is summarized, and the literature reviewed. Special attention is given to recent advances in histochemistry and cytogenetics that assist in tumor identification. The conclusion highlights areas of remaining controversies for which additional study may facilitate distinction between osteomyelitis and Ewing's sarcoma.

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=0032424054&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=0032424054&partnerID=8YFLogxK

M3 - Article

SP - 176

EP - 185

JO - Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research

JF - Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research

SN - 0009-921X

IS - 357

ER -