What is Ewing Tumour?Ewing’s tumour is a type of tumour that results from uncontrolled division or multiplication of cells in bones or nearby soft tissues. Ewing’s tumours can develop in people of any age, but they usually occur in children and adolescents. The most common sites for the origination of Ewing tumours are bones of the pelvis, bones of the legs, and chest.
Disease CausesThere is no well-known cause, however, certain hereditary and genetic mutations are considered responsible for the development of Ewing tumours.
Signs and SymptomsThe patient can present with the following signs and symptoms. These are:
- A large and palpable mass.
- A mass or lump that is usually painless is painful only in 30% of cases.
- A mass or lump is most commonly present in the soft tissues of the thorax and lower extremities.
- Night sweats
- Weight loss
Diagnosis and TreatmentFollowing diagnostic tests and procedures can be used to make a diagnosis. These are:
- Radiological and imaging techniques like CT-scan, PET-scan, MRI, and X-ray.
- FNAC (fine needle aspiration cytology)
- Tumour Biopsy