Extraskeletal Ewing sarcoma of the parapharyngeal space with a unique translocation, t(19;22) (q13.4;q12.2)

Gloria Ramos-Rivera, Esther Adler, K. H. Ramesh, Bradley Schiff, Mark Suhrland, Samer Khader

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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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)38-41
Number of pages4
JournalHuman Pathology: Case Reports
StatePublished - Jun 1 2016



  • Ewing sarcoma family of tumors
  • Extraskeletal Ewing sarcoma
  • Parapharyngeal space
  • T(19;22)(q13.4;q12.2)

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine

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