Ewing's Sarcoma

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Ewing's Sarcoma

Ewing's sarcoma accounts for approx 10-15% of all primary malignant bone tumours and occurs most often in the bones of the trunk (pelvis, scapula, and ribs) or in the mid-shaft of long bones such as the femur.

Ewing's sarcoma rarely occurs in children under 5 years, the peak incidence is between 10 and 15 years.

It was originally thought that Ewing's sarcoma only occurred in the bone, however other tumours were found within the soft tissues and is thought to be similar microscopically. These include extraosseous Ewing's sarcoma and peripheral primitive neuroectodermal tumour (PNET) and are now grouped together as the Ewing's sarcoma family of tumours.

To find out more about Ewing's sarcoma
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