Primary Ewing's sarcoma of the maxilla, a rare and curable localization: Report of two new cases, successfully treated by radiotherapy and systemic chemotherapy

Amedeo Fiorillo, Fausto Tranfa, Gustavo Canale, Immacolata Fariello, Rosa D'Amore, Carolina De Chiara, Patrizia Vassallo, Paolo Muto, Gaetano De Rosa, Giulio Bonavolonta

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Abstract

Primary maxillary localization of Ewing's sarcoma is unusual. Involvement of facial bones is characterized by clinical and radiological features distinct from those commonly observed in other sites. Because of the above peculiarities a delay in diagnosis and thus in starting treatment is very probable in such cases. We report here two new cases of Ewing's sarcoma localized to facial bones, successfully treated by local high dosage radiotherapy and systemic chemotherapy, Our experience suggests that, especially for particular sites not suitable to radical surgery, radiation therapy can represent an effective tool to achieve local control of the tumor.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)177-182
Number of pages6
JournalCancer Letters
Volume103
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 5 1996

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Keywords

  • Ewing's sarcoma
  • Head and neck
  • Maxilla
  • Radiotherapy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cancer Research
  • Molecular Biology
  • Oncology

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Fiorillo, A., Tranfa, F., Canale, G., Fariello, I., D'Amore, R., De Chiara, C., Vassallo, P., Muto, P., De Rosa, G., & Bonavolonta, G. (1996). Primary Ewing's sarcoma of the maxilla, a rare and curable localization: Report of two new cases, successfully treated by radiotherapy and systemic chemotherapy. Cancer Letters, 103(2), 177-182. https://doi.org/10.1016/0304-3835(96)04210-3