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Year : 2018  |  Volume : 6  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 257-259

Ewing's sarcoma of the spine: Misdiagnosed as tuberculosis and presenting as paraplegia

1 Department of Medical Oncology, Yenepoya Medical College, Derlakatte, Mangalore, Karnataka, India
2 Department of Orthopaedics, Yenepoya Medical College, Derlakatte, Mangalore, Karnataka, India

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Dr. Guruprasad Bhat
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/amhs.amhs_1_18

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Ewing's sarcoma of the spine is a rare tumor, which usually presents with nonspecific symptoms. In India, these are usually misdiagnosed as tuberculosis due to associated fever. These present late with paraplegia. Even then aggressive multimodality therapy of surgery, radiotherapy, and chemotherapy can lead to the recovery of neurological disabilities. This case report highlights the need for prompt diagnosis, multimodality therapy, and complete neurological recovery even when presentation is delayed by 6 months.

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