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Askin's tumor – A dual case study of rare thoracic neoplasm

1 Department of TB and Respiratory Diseases, National Institute of Tuberculosis and Respiratory Diseases, New Delhi, India
2 Department of Internal Medicine, Hassan Institute of Medical Sciences, Hassan, Karnataka, India
3 Department of Pathology, GSVM Medical College, Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh, India

Correspondence Address:
Jitendra Kumar Saini,
Head, Department of Thoracic Oncology, National Institute of Tuberculosis and Respiratory Diseases (NITRD), Sri Aurobindo Marg (Near Qutub Minar), New Delhi - 110 030
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/jascp.jascp_32_22

Askin's tumor is a primitive neuroectodermal tumor (PNET) that belongs to the class of small round cell malignant tumor. It has a poor survival rate as it is an aggressive tumor with high chances of recurrence. It poses a diagnostic and therapeutic challenge to the clinicians as it mimics conditions such as tuberculosis, lymphoma, and rhabdomyosarcoma. With a special interest to improve the management of this condition, we report a mini-series of two cases of this rare malignancy.

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