Askin's tumor: a case report and literature review

World J Surg Oncol. 2013 Jan 22:11:10. doi: 10.1186/1477-7819-11-10.


Askin's tumor is a primitive neuroectodermal tumor developing from the soft tissues of the chest wall. Its diagnosis approach is complex and requires a multidisciplinary team. Given the rarity of this entity, no regimen has been validated in the literature. We report two cases of Askin's tumor with a major response to polychemotherapy and surgical resection in one case. These cases show that treatment of Askin's tumor should be multimodal, requiring discussion in multidisciplinary tumor working groups.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Antineoplastic Combined Chemotherapy Protocols / therapeutic use*
  • Bone Neoplasms / diagnosis*
  • Bone Neoplasms / drug therapy
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Prognosis
  • Review Literature as Topic
  • Sarcoma, Ewing / diagnosis*
  • Sarcoma, Ewing / drug therapy
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed

Supplementary concepts

  • Askin Tumor