Ewing’ Sarcoma

Ewing sarcoma occurs during the rapid bone growth that generally occurs during puberty.  It is seldom seen before a child is 10 years old. The tumor may arise in the long bones of the extremities, most often in the femur (thighbone) or the pelvis. It may also develop in the skull or the flat bones of the trunk.This type of tumor is almost never seen in black children.

Clinical symptoms are few. The most common is pain and occasionally swelling at the site of the tumor. Fever may also be present and is considered an unfavorable prognostic sign. The tumor spreads easily(metastasis), often to the lungs and other bones.. Metastasis is present in approximately one-third of the children at the time of diagnosis.Ewing sarcoma generally has a poor prognosis.
 

Symptoms:
     Pain at he site of the tumor
     Swelling at the site of the tumor(occasionally)
     Fever (can occur)

Prevention:
     There is no prevention for this disorder.
     Call your health care provider if your child has symptoms suggestive of
     Ewing sarcoma. Early diagnosis can increase the possibility of a favorable
     outcome.  

Sarcoma  de Ewing

Este sarcoma ocurre en la pubertad durante el periodo de rapido crecimiento de los huesos.  Es muy raro encontrarlo antes de los 10 anos de edad. El tumor puede empezar en los huesos de las extremidades, frecuentemente en el femur(hueso del muslo) o en la pelvis. Este tumor is casi nunca visto en ninos de la raza negra.

Los sintomas  clinicos son pocos. Los mas comunes son dolor y ocasionalmente inflamacion en el lugar del tumor. Fiebre puede presentarse y es considerada como signo de una prognosis negativa. Este tumor se desplaza(metastesis), a  los pulmones y a  otros huesos.

Prevencion:
     No hay ninguna prevencion para este dolencia.
     Si su nino presenta alguno de los sintomas  llame enseguida a su doctor. El
     diagnostico temprano pueda aumentar las possibilidades a una prognosis
     favorable.

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