Journal of Dr. NTR University of Health Sciences

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2018  |  Volume : 7  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 295--297

Ewing's sarcoma of calcaneum masquerading as chronic osteomyelitis: A case report


Siva K Prasad1, K Meher Lakshmi1, Venkateswara Rao Pydi1, Shantveer G Uppin2 
1 Department of Medical Oncology, Nizam's Institute of Medical Sciences, Hyderabad, Telangana, India
2 Department of Pathology, Nizam's Institute of Medical Sciences, Hyderabad, Telangana, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. K Meher Lakshmi
Department of Medical Oncology, Nizamís Institute of Medical Sciences, Hyderabad, Telangana
India

Ewing's sarcoma is the second most common malignancy of bone among children. It commonly affects the diaphysial region of long bones, while small bones of hands and foot are rarely affected. We report a case of calcaneal Ewing's sarcoma which was misdiagnosed as fungal chronic osteomyelitis and treated inappropriately. High index of suspicion is required in diagnosing tumors at rare sites to avoid undue delay in initiating appropriate therapy.


How to cite this article:
Prasad SK, Lakshmi K M, Pydi VR, Uppin SG. Ewing's sarcoma of calcaneum masquerading as chronic osteomyelitis: A case report.J NTR Univ Health Sci 2018;7:295-297


How to cite this URL:
Prasad SK, Lakshmi K M, Pydi VR, Uppin SG. Ewing's sarcoma of calcaneum masquerading as chronic osteomyelitis: A case report. J NTR Univ Health Sci [serial online] 2018 [cited 2019 Jun 16 ];7:295-297
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