Successful use of intraoperative radiotherapy for local control of an Askin's tumor recurrence.
Yeste L, Sierra A, Cañon R, Aristu J, Torre W.
Services of General Thoracic Surgery, University of Navarra, Pamplona, Spain
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.
CITATION J Cardiovasc Surg (Torino). 2001 Feb;42(1):143-5