TITLE

Pleuropulmonary Blastoma: A Case Report

AUTHOR(S)
Hammad, Abdelmohsen M.; Serag, Amr R.; Bayoumi, Shereif L.
PUB. DATE
November 2003
SOURCE
Internet Journal of Thoracic & Cardiovascular Surgery;2003, Vol. 6 Issue 2, p90
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
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.
ACCESSION #
14183351

 

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