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J Korean Soc Ther Radiol > Volume 4(1); 1986 > Article
Journal of the Korean Society for Therapeutic Radiology 1986;4(1): 63-66.
Malignant small Cell Tumore of the Thoracopulmonary Region: Report of One Case and a Review of the Literature
Myung Sun Choi, Kyoo Byung Chung
1Department of Radiation Therapy, College Medicine Korea University, Hae Wha Hospital, Korea.
2Department of Diagnostic, College Medicine Korea University, Hae Wha Hospital, Korea.
The malignant small round cell tumor of the thoracopulmonary region was described by Askin in 1979 and called as Askin Tumor. The Askin tumor is a rare, arises from the soft tissues of the chest wall or peripheral lung which is predominantly in younger generation. Clinical and pathologic appearance were very similar to Ewing's sarcoma and rhabdomyosarcoma but when examined it by electron microscopy, there was some different in morphology. The tumor tended to recur locally and did not seem to disseminated widely but the median survival was only 8 months.
Key Words: Askin tumor, Combination radiotherapy and chemotherapy
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