Archives of Medicine and Health Sciences

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

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


Guruprasad Bhat1, Srijit Padmanabh2 
1 Department of Medical Oncology, Yenepoya Medical College, Derlakatte, Mangalore, Karnataka, India
2 Department of Orthopaedics, Yenepoya Medical College, Derlakatte, Mangalore, Karnataka, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Guruprasad Bhat
1-15-c-2, Durga Nivas, Ashraya Nagar, Idya, Kadambodi, Suratkal, Mangalore - 575 014, Karnataka
India

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.


How to cite this article:
Bhat G, Padmanabh S. Ewing's sarcoma of the spine: Misdiagnosed as tuberculosis and presenting as paraplegia.Arch Med Health Sci 2018;6:257-259


How to cite this URL:
Bhat G, Padmanabh S. Ewing's sarcoma of the spine: Misdiagnosed as tuberculosis and presenting as paraplegia. Arch Med Health Sci [serial online] 2018 [cited 2020 May 31 ];6:257-259
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