Latent adrenal Ewing sarcoma family of tumors: A case report

Takuma Yamamoto, Kosho Takasu, Yuko Emoto, Takahiro Umehara, Kazuya Ikematsu, Nobuaki Shikata, Morio Iino, Ryoji Matoba

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Ewing sarcoma family of tumors (ESFT) is derived from the neural crest, which originates from basal embryo cells in the primitive neural tube. ESFT often arises at the bone, chest wall, and soft tissues of the thoracic region. However, ESFT that arises from the adrenal gland is much rarer and it is usually revealed by clinical symptoms. We report an autopsy case of suicidal hanging, in which adrenal ESFT was incidentally revealed. To our knowledge, this is the first case of latent ESFT arising from the adrenal gland. Autopsy can sometimes reveal latent disease. Some of these latent diseases are very rare and we would not be able to detect them without a complete autopsy. As forensic pathologists, we should attempt to perform a complete autopsy and report new discoveries for the development of medicine.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)96-98
Number of pages3
JournalLegal Medicine
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2013 Mar


  • Adrenal gland tumor
  • Ewing sarcoma family of tumors
  • Latent cancer

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine
  • Issues, ethics and legal aspects


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