Pleuropulmonary Blastoma: A Case Report

Hammad, Abdelmohsen M.; Serag, Amr R.; Bayoumi, Shereif L.
November 2003
Internet Journal of Thoracic & Cardiovascular Surgery;2003, Vol. 6 Issue 2, p90
Academic Journal
Pleuropulmonary blastoma (PPB) is a rare and aggressive malignant tumor that affects children. We present a case of pleuropulmonary blastoma in a 16-month-old male baby who was referred to our department due to apparently right side encysted pleural effusion. Chest CT depicted a large cystic mass occupying most of the right hemithorax. A thoracotomy was performed; the tumor was arising from the lower lobe and invading the chest wall. Right lower lobectomy was performed. Histologically the lesion was pleuropulmonary blastoma with predominant neural and rhabdomyosarcomatous differentiation.


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