Differentiating Ewing's sarcoma from other diseases

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Editor-In-Chief: C. Michael Gibson, M.S., M.D. [1];Associate Editor(s)-in-Chief: Suveenkrishna Pothuru, M.B,B.S. [2]; Assistant Editor(s)-In-Chief: Michael Maddaleni, B.S.

Overview

Ewing's sarcoma must be differentiated from osteosarcoma, hematological malignancy, eosinophilic granuloma, and malignant fibrous histiocytoma.[1]

Differentiating Ewing's sarcoma from other diseases

Ewing's sarcoma must be differentiated from:[1]

  • ALP is not elevated in Ewing sarcoma.
  • Ewing sarcoma tends to arise from the diaphysis whereas in osteosarcoma it tends to arise from the metaphysis.
  • Osteomyelitis
  • Hematological malignancy

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Ewing's sarcoma. Dr Amir Rezaee◉ and Dr Frank Gaillard◉ et al.Radiopaedia.org 2015. http://radiopaedia.org/articles/ewing-sarcoma

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