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Primitive Neuroectodermal Tumor (Askin's tumor)

The CXR demonstrates a large left lung mass. The patient was initially felt to have a pneumonia, but subtle rib destruction can be seen involving the left posterior ninth rib. When the radiographic findings did not improve a CT scan was performed (See below). (Click images to enlarge)

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CT demonstrated a large heterogeneous mass crossing the misline which contained areas of necrosis and calcification. There is posterior rib destruction, extension into the chest wall, and a pleural effusion.

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