6-year-old from Uzbekistan suffering from recurrent Ewing Sarcoma gets new lease of life

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Aakash Healthcare Super Specialty Hospital

A 6-year-old child from Uzbekistan who was suffering from recurrent round cell tumor identified as PNET or Ewing sarcoma has got a new lease of life with multidisciplinary approach including neoadjuvant chemotherapy and reconstructive surgery at a hospital here.

The patient was presented with a huge mass in her neck at the hospital. The contrast enhanced MR imaging (ceMR) of the neck revealed a large, well-defined lobulated mass lesion (9.4 x 7.1 x 12 cm) in the right posterior neck space. “A biopsy indicated a round cell tumor with a Ki-67 index of 90% and was suggestive of Ewing sarcoma”, said Dr. Parveen Jain, HoD, Oncology, at Aakash Healthcare Super Specialty Hospital.

The patient underwent three chemotherapy sessions that led to significant tumor shrinkage followed by surgery. The patient is currently undergoing adjuvant chemotherapy and is planned for radiotherapy in the coming months. The case emphasizes the importance of tailored interventions in pediatric oncology, showcasing the potential for favorable responses even in challenging scenarios, said the hospital.