Askin tumor: a rare chest wall sarcoma in an Asian adult patient—a literature review and a suggested treatment protocol

Askin tumor: a rare chest wall sarcoma in an Asian adult patient—a literature review and a... Askin tumor is a sarcoma of the chest wall of neuroectodermal origin, and is part of Ewing’s sarcoma family of tumors. It is a rare disease with high recurrence rates and poor prognosis. Management involves wide resection of the tumour with adjuvant/neo-adjuvant chemotherapy and radiotherapy. Advances in reconstructive options allow for wider resection margins that hopefully help to reduce local recurrence. Much of what we know about Askin tumors was extrapolated from Ewing’s sarcoma, and there is a lack of clear evidence and guidelines to the management of these tumors. We report a rare case of Askin tumor of the anterior chest wall in a 50-year-old Malay man and suggest a treatment protocol based on a review of current literature. Level of Evidence: Level V, therapeutic study. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png European Journal of Plastic Surgery Springer Journals

Askin tumor: a rare chest wall sarcoma in an Asian adult patient—a literature review and a suggested treatment protocol

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Publisher
Springer Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright
Copyright © 2014 by Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Subject
Medicine & Public Health; Plastic Surgery
ISSN
0930-343X
eISSN
1435-0130
D.O.I.
10.1007/s00238-014-1006-9
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Abstract

Askin tumor is a sarcoma of the chest wall of neuroectodermal origin, and is part of Ewing’s sarcoma family of tumors. It is a rare disease with high recurrence rates and poor prognosis. Management involves wide resection of the tumour with adjuvant/neo-adjuvant chemotherapy and radiotherapy. Advances in reconstructive options allow for wider resection margins that hopefully help to reduce local recurrence. Much of what we know about Askin tumors was extrapolated from Ewing’s sarcoma, and there is a lack of clear evidence and guidelines to the management of these tumors. We report a rare case of Askin tumor of the anterior chest wall in a 50-year-old Malay man and suggest a treatment protocol based on a review of current literature. Level of Evidence: Level V, therapeutic study.

Journal

European Journal of Plastic SurgerySpringer Journals

Published: Nov 1, 2014

References

  • Diffuse endothelioma of bone
    Ewing, J
  • Malignant small cell tumor of the thoracopulmonary region in childhood: a distinctive clinicopathologic entity of uncertain histogenesis
    Askin, FB; Rosai, J; Sibley, RK

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