Virtual Pediatric Hospital(tm) : A digital library of pediatric information

Home | About | FAQ | Reviews | Search

Virtual Pediatric Hospital: Paediapaedia: Ewing Sarcoma, Chest Wall (Askin's Tumor) Paediapaedia: Chest and Airway Diseases

Ewing Sarcoma, Chest Wall (Askin's Tumor)

Michael P. D'Alessandro, M.D.
Peer Review Status: Internally Peer Reviewed

Clinical Presentation:
The most common primary chest wall tumor in children.

Tumor spreads in the marrow cavity and through the cortex into the periosteum and beyond with a tendency to infiltrate the soft tissues.

Not applicable

Imaging Findings:
Initially it may appear to be a subpleural or subcutaneous soft tissue mass. Later, rib expansion with destruction of the cortex and medulla, periosteal new bone formation and an associated soft tissue mass will be seen. Pleural effusions are often seen.

Chest wall mass


Section Top | Title Page

Additional pediatric resources: | Facebook iconTwitter iconRSS icon |

Follow us on Twitter @pedseducationTwitter icon and @pedsimagingTwitter icon

About Us | FAQ | Reviews | Contact Us | Search

Virtual Pediatric Hospital is curated by Donna M. D'Alessandro, M.D. and by Michael P. D'Alessandro, M.D.

Please send us comments by filling out our Comment Form.

All contents copyright © 1992-2015 Donna M. D'Alessandro, M.D. and Michael P. D'Alessandro, M.D. and the authors. All rights reserved.

"Virtual Pediatric Hospital", the Virtual Pediatric Hospital logo, and "A digital library of pediatric information" are all Trademarks of Donna M. D'Alessandro, M.D. and Michael P. D'Alessandro, M.D.

Virtual Pediatric Hospital is funded in whole by Donna M. D'Alessandro, M.D. and Michael P. D'Alessandro, M.D. Advertising is not accepted.

Your personal information remains confidential and is not sold, leased, or given to any third party be they reliable or not.

The information contained in Virtual Pediatric Hospital is not a substitute for the medical care and advice of your physician. There may be variations in treatment that your physician may recommend based on individual facts and circumstances.