Askin’s tumor: a case report and literature review
1 Medical Oncology Department, Hassan II University Hospital, Fès, 30006, Morocco
2 Service of Pneumology, Hassan II University Hospital, Fès, 30006, Morocco
World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2013, 11:10 doi:10.1186/1477-7819-11-10Published: 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.