Pleuropulmonary blastoma is a rare and aggressive neoplasm typically occurring in young children, even in newborns. Onset of the disease can be identified in the area of a previously diagnosed lung cyst. We report a case of a child previously diagnosed as having a right congenital lung cyst who had a pleuropulmonary blastoma developing in the same area. He underwent surgical resection of the neoplasm followed by chemotherapy. After 20 months he is alive and well. © 2008 The Society of Thoracic Surgeons.

Pleuropulmonary Blastoma in the Area of a Diagnosed Congenital Lung Cyst / L. Libretti, P. Ciriaco, M. Casiraghi, G. Arrigoni, P. Zannini. - In: ANNALS OF THORACIC SURGERY. - ISSN 0003-4975. - 85:2(2008 Feb), pp. 658-660. [10.1016/j.athoracsur.2007.08.012]

Pleuropulmonary Blastoma in the Area of a Diagnosed Congenital Lung Cyst

M. Casiraghi;
2008

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Pleuropulmonary blastoma is a rare and aggressive neoplasm typically occurring in young children, even in newborns. Onset of the disease can be identified in the area of a previously diagnosed lung cyst. We report a case of a child previously diagnosed as having a right congenital lung cyst who had a pleuropulmonary blastoma developing in the same area. He underwent surgical resection of the neoplasm followed by chemotherapy. After 20 months he is alive and well. © 2008 The Society of Thoracic Surgeons.
Biopsy; Needle; Cysts; Diagnosis; Differential; Humans; Immunohistochemistry; Infant; Lung Diseases; Lung Neoplasms; Male; Pleural Neoplasms; Pneumonectomy; Pulmonary Blastoma; Thoracotomy
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