Extraskeletal Ewing sarcomas of the parapharyngeal space are extremely rare. It has been documented that Ewing sarcomas are morphologically and molecularly indistinguishable regardless of the tissue of origin. Around 85% of Ewing sarcomas are associated with translocation t(11;22)(q24.1;12.2) generating the EWSR1-FLI1 fusion oncoprotein. We report a case of an extraskeletal Ewing sarcoma arising in the parapharyngeal space with a unique translocation: t(19; 22) (q13.4;q12.2). To our knowledge this is the first case of an extraskeletal Ewing sarcoma exhibiting this translocation.
- Ewing sarcoma family of tumors
- Extraskeletal Ewing sarcoma
- Parapharyngeal space
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pathology and Forensic Medicine