ISSN : 1301-5680
e-ISSN : 2149-8156
TURKISH JOURNAL OF
THORACIC AND
CARDIOVASCULAR SURGERY
Turkish Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery     
ASKIN TUMOR
Fürüzan KAÇAR, *Ayşe YAĞCI, **Ahmet ÖNEL
Adnan Menderes Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi, Patoloji Ana Bilim Dalı, Aydın
* İzmir SSK Eğitim Hastanesi, Patoloji Bölümü, İzmir
** İzmir SSK Eğitim Hastanesi, Göğüs Kalp ve Damar Cerrahisi Bölümü, İzmir
A solid extra and intrathoracic mass localized to the left posterior superior region of the chest wall was detected in a 53-yearold man. Microscopic examination of the incisional biopsy specimen revealed a malignant small blue cell tumor staining positive for Neuron Specific Enolase and chromogranin. A diagnosis of "Askin tumor" was rendered based on the histopathological, immunohistochemical and the peculiar localization of the lesion. Askin tumor - a small blue cell tumor localized to thoracopulmonary region- was presented due to its rarity
Keywords : Askin tumor, small blue cell tumor
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