Title

Primary intracranial extraosseous Ewing's sarcoma.

Document Type

Article

Department

Radiology

Abstract

INTRODUCTION:
Common sites of occurrence of extraosseous Ewing's sarcoma include the soft tissues and bones of the lower extremity, 12 paravertebral, and retroperitoneal regions. Primary intracranial Ewing's sarcoma/pPNET is usually intraparenchymal located 13 when supratentorially, and an extraaxial epidural tumor radiographically mimicking a meningioma is extremely rare.
CASE PRESENTATION:
A 20-year14 old male presented to the emergency department with a 1-day history of drowsiness, headache, and fever. Neurological exam15 ination revealed decreased muscle strength (4/5) in the left lower limb. Head computed tomography scan showed an epidural 16 space-occupying lesion in the right temporoparietal region, which was assumed to be a meningioma by radiographic criteria. However, the surgical specimen was diagnosed as Ewing's sarcoma.
CONCLUSION:
Primary intracranial extraosseous Ewing's sarcoma is a rare condition that may mimic a meningioma on imaging. Physicians must be cognizant of this possibility, particularly in any young individual with a solitary contrast-enhancing dural-based lesion.

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