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Askin’s tumor: a case report and literature review

Zineb Benbrahim1*, Samia Arifi1, Khaoula Daoudi1, Mounia Serraj2, Bouchra Amara2, Mohammed Chakib Benjelloun2, Nawfel Mellas1 and Omar El Mesbahi1

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1 Medical Oncology Department, Hassan II University Hospital, Fès, 30006, Morocco

2 Service of Pneumology, Hassan II University Hospital, Fès, 30006, Morocco

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World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2013, 11:10  doi:10.1186/1477-7819-11-10

Published: 22 January 2013


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.