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The Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery 2001 February;42(1):143-5

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Successful use of intraoperative radiotherapy for local control of an Askin’s tumor recurrence

Yeste L., Sierra A., Cañon R. *, Aristu J. *, Torre W.

From the Ser­vices of Gen­eral Tho­racic Sur­gery and *Radio­therapy, ­Clinica Uni­ver­si­taria Uni­ver­sity of ­Navarra, Pam­plona, ­Spain


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Askin’s ­tumor is an infre­quent dis­ease, ­with a ­high ten­dency to ­local recur­rence. We ­present the ­case of a 16-­year-old ­female diag­nosed ­with a new recur­rence of ­this ­tumor ­affecting the tho­racic ­wall. ­There had ­been a pre­vious 5-­year his­tory of 3 ­local recur­rences ­treated ­each ­time by appar­ently com­plete sur­gery. A mul­ti­dis­ci­pli­nary ­approach con­sisting of chem­o­therapy, com­plete ­chest ­tumor resec­tion and intra­op­er­a­tive radio­therapy was under­taken. ­After 2-­year ­follow-up, the ­patient is ­alive and ­free of dis­ease. The ­role of sur­gery is ­still the key to ­obtaining ­good sur­vival, but in ­this ­case intra­op­er­a­tive radio­therapy ­proved to be a ­good adju­vant treat­ment.

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