Journal of clinical and diagnostic research : JCDR
Primitive neuroectodermal tumour of chest wall has been given the name Askin tumour after FB Askin who first reported this distinctive clinicopathologic entity in 1979. Most of the patients are either children or adolescents, however, rarely it may affect older patients. This case report emphasizes on the diagnostic approach to this rare tumour and...
Interactive cardiovascular and thoracic surgery
The primitive neuroectodermal tumours are aggressive neoplasms with poor prognosis. Early diagnosis and total surgical excision of localized tumours with neoadjuvant or adjuvant chemotherapy and radiation improved disease-free survival.
A case of intrapulmonary primitive neuro-ectodermal tumour (PNET) without thoracic wall involvement is presented in a 33-year-old man. PNET of the thoracopulmonary region, also called Askin tumour, is a rare undifferentiated sarcoma usually involving the thoracic wall. Primary intrapulmonary PNET without parietal pleura or thoracic wall involvement...
The Indian Journal of Pediatrics
Malignant tumours of the chest wall are rare in the pediatric age group. Askin tumour, a primitive neuroectodermal tumour with aggressive nature, is extremely rare. Clinico-pathological features make it quite distinct from Ewing’s sarcoma. Aggressive nature of the tumour results in short clinical presentation of the patient. Diagnosis of Askin tumo...