A Very Rare Cause of Neck Pain Primary Ewing Sarcoma of the Axis

Aydin R., Bilgici M. C. , DAĞÇINAR A.

PEDIATRIC EMERGENCY CARE, cilt.29, sa.11, ss.1197-1200, 2013 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 29 Konu: 11
  • Basım Tarihi: 2013
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1097/pec.0b013e3182aa11cf
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.1197-1200


We report the case of a 7-year-old boy who presented with a 1-month history of neck pain, left-sided torticollis, and no neurological deficit. Computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging revealed an expansile lesion in the axis, with epidural and prevertebral soft tissue components. Histopathologic examination of the biopsy specimen revealed primary vertebral Ewing sarcoma. This is the first case of primary vertebral Ewing sarcoma that has presented with torticollis. It is essential for physicians to be familiar with this condition and the associated imaging findings because early diagnosis of such cases is the key to better prognosis.