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Case Reports in Oncological Medicine
Volume 2014, Article ID 351386, 3 pages
Case Report

Fine-Needle Aspiration Cytology of Ewing’s Sarcoma of Thoracic Spine with Extension into the Intradural Space

1Department of Pathology, RNT Medical College, Udaipur, Rajasthan 313001, India
2Department of Radiodiagnosis, RNT Medical College, Udaipur, Rajasthan 313001, India

Received 17 October 2013; Accepted 23 December 2013; Published 3 February 2014

Academic Editors: K. Aogi and M. W. Bekkenk

Copyright © 2014 Sandhya Bordia et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Ewing’s sarcoma/peripheral primitive neuroectodermal tumor is a small, round, and blue cell malignancy that occurs most often in bone and soft tissues of children and young adults. The intraspinal manifestation of the disease is rare, and when present, this is often misdiagnosed with other varieties of primary spinal tumors. Fine-needle aspiration cytology (FNAC) plays important role in the early diagnosis of these cases. We report such a case of Ewing’s sarcoma of thoracic spine with extension into the intradural space, which was initially suspected to be a case of metastatic lesion in an 18-year-old boy.