Intramedullary Ewing sarcoma of the spinal cord: Consequences of molecular diagnostics

Robert J. Weil, Zhengping Zhuang, Svetlana Pack, Shimareet Kumar, Lee Helman, Brian G. Fuller, Crystall L. Mackall, Edward H. Oldfield

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Molecular biological techniques have begun to transform modern medicine. These techniques have shown promise in the pathological diagnosis of difficult or uncommon tumors. Accurate molecular diagnosis of the small round-cell tumors, for example, is especially important because divergent therapies may be required to eradicate such disparate lesions as neuroblastoma, lymphoma, rhabdomyosarcoma, central primitive neuroectodermal tumors/medulloblastoma, or Ewing sarcoma (ES). The authors present an unusual case of a primary, extraosseous ES arising from the intramedullary spinal cord, in which molecular studies were required for specific diagnosis and therapeutic guidance.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)270-275
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of neurosurgery
Issue number2 SUPPL.
StatePublished - 2001


  • Chemotherapy
  • Chromosomal translocation
  • Ewing sarcoma
  • Radiation therapy
  • Spinal cord

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Clinical Neurology


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