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Sarcoma
Volume 2008, Article ID 854141, 4 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2008/854141
Case Report

Very Late Local Relapse of Ewing's Sarcoma of the Head and Neck treated with Aggressive Multimodal Therapy

1Department of Radiation Oncology, Centre Antoine Lacassagne, 33 avenue de Valombrose, 06189 NICE Cedex 2, France
2Department of Cytogenetics, Centre Antoine Lacassagne, 33 avenue de Valombrose, 06189 NICE Cedex 2, France
3Department of Medical Oncology, Centre Antoine Lacassagne, 33 avenue de Valombrose, 06189 NICE Cedex 2, France
4Departement of Pathology, Centre Antoine Lacassagne, 33 avenue de Valombrose, 06189 NICE Cedex 2, France
5Department of Head and Neck Surgery, Centre Antoine Lacassagne, 33 avenue de Valombrose, 06189 NICE Cedex 2, France

Received 6 December 2007; Revised 1 March 2008; Accepted 28 April 2008

Academic Editor: Chandrajit Raut

Copyright © 2008 J. Thariat 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.

Abstract

Ewing's sarcoma's relapse rarely occurs more than two years after the initial diagnosis. We report the case of a 26-year-old man with a history of Ewing's sarcoma of the left maxillary sinus at the age of 10 who presented with a very late local relapse, 16 years after the first occurrence of disease. Ultimate control was achieved after multimodal therapy including surgery, high-dose chemotherapy, and radiotherapy. This report indicates that local relapses of Ewing's sarcoma can be treated with curative intent in selected cases.