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Case Reports in Otolaryngology
Volume 2011, Article ID 484976, 4 pages
Case Report

Ewing's Sarcoma of the Zygomatic Arch Presenting in a 69-Year Old: An Unusual Case Report

1Department of Plastic Surgery, St John's Hospital at Howden, West Lothian, Livingston EH54 6PP, UK
2Department of Pathology, Western Infirmary, Glasgow G11 6NT, UK
3Department of Oncology, Beatson West of Scotland Cancer Centre, Glasgow G12 0YN, UK
4Department of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, Glasgow Royal Infirmary, Glasgow G4 0SF, UK

Received 22 July 2011; Accepted 11 September 2011

Academic Editors: L. J. DiNardo, C. F. Hwang, M. A. Moreno-Pelayo, A. Rapoport, and M. S. Timms

Copyright © 2011 Joanna C. Mennie 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.


Objective. We report a rare case of Ewing's sarcoma of the zygomatic arch presenting in a 69-year-old patient. Method. Case report and a review of the world literature on Ewing's sarcoma incidence and management. Results. Ewing's sarcoma is a malignant round cell tumour of neuroectodermal origin that typically presents in the pelvis and long bones of children and adolescent boys. This report is the first to document the presentation of ewing's sarcoma of the zygomatic arch in a 69-year-old lady. Our patient underwent surgical excision and radiotherapy and at 4-year followup has no signs of recurrence or metastasis. Conclusion. To our knowledge this is the first case report to document Ewing's sarcoma of this location in a 69-year-old patient. This case report highlights the importance of diagnostic investigations in Ewing's sarcoma and discusses the management issues that this rare presentation raises.