Médecine et chirurgie du pied


Ewing’s Sarcoma of the calcaneus: a case report Volume 24, issue 4, Décembre 2008


Ewing’s sarcoma of the calcaneus is rare. This tumor was first described in 1921, since when only a few cases with calcaneus involvement have been reported. We report a case of Ewing’s sarcoma of the right calcaneus, diagnosed in connection with a swelling of the calcaneus, which had been developing for a year. The standard X-ray showed significant osteocondensation of the calcaneus. CT and RMN showed the tumor of the calcaneus, its extension into soft tissue and skip metastasis of the talus. Histological confirmation was made by biopsy. Despite amputation and postoperative chemotherapy, death occurred six months later from respiratory distress caused by lung metastasis.