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CASE REPORT
Primary Ewing sarcoma of the kidney
  1. Abtin Doroudinia1,
  2. Sara Ahmadi1,
  3. Payam Mehrian2 and
  4. Mihan Pourabdollah3
  1. 1 PET/CT, Chronic Respiratory Diseases Research Center, National Research Institute of Tuberculosis and Lung Diseases (NRITLD), Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, The Islamic Republic of Iran
  2. 2 Radiology, Telemedicine Research Center (TRC), National Research Institute of Tuberculosis and Lung Diseases (NRITLD), Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, The Islamic Republic of Iran
  3. 3 Pathology, Chronic Respiratory Diseases Research Center, National Research Institute of Tuberculosis and Lung Diseases (NRITLD), Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, The Islamic Republic of Iran
  1. Correspondence to Dr Abtin Doroudinia, abtin1354{at}gmail.com

Abstract

Primary Ewing sarcoma (ES) or primitive neuroectodermal tumour (PNET) is a rare tumour in adults and primary renal involvement is extremely rare. Patients with renal ES or PNET respond to and would benefit from conventional ES treatment according to ES study protocols. Here, we report a case of a young woman, presenting with right flank pain and haematuria. After ultrasound and CT evaluation, a right middle pole renal mass was detected. The patient underwent radical right nephrectomy, and a grade 4 ES with peritoneal involvement was documented. Subsequently, the patient underwent adjuvant chemotherapy for 5 months. Follow-up 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) positron emission tomography (PET)/CT scan demonstrated bilateral cervical, hilar, mediastinal and retroperitoneal FDG-avid adenopathies associated with mild right-sided pleural effusion with no metabolic activity, signifying the role of PET/CT scan in tumour restaging.

  • oncology
  • urological cancer
  • radiology
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  • Patient consent for publication Obtained.

  • Contributors AD: project conceptualisation, manuscript edition. SA: manuscript drafting and data search. PM: final review and approval. MP: pathology review.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

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