Pleuropulmonary Blastoma in Children: A Case Report

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Azamsadat Hashemi 1 , Azadeh Souzani 1 , * , Amineh Souzani 1 , Sara Keshavarzi 1

1 Hematology, Oncology and Genetic Research Center, Shahid Sadoughi University of Medical Sciences, Yazd, Iran

How to Cite: Hashemi A, Souzani A , Souzani A, Keshavarzi S. Pleuropulmonary Blastoma in Children: A Case Report, Int J Cancer Manag. 2012 ; 5(2):e80807.

ARTICLE INFORMATION

International Journal of Cancer Management: 5 (2); e80807
Published Online: June 30, 2012
Article Type: Case Report
Received: November 29, 2010
Accepted: July 20, 2011

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Abstract

Pleuropulmonary Blastoma [PPB] is a very rare, highly aggressive and malignant tumor that originates from either the lungs or pleura. It occurs mainly in children aged less than five or six years. It has poor prognosis with three different subtypes: cystic [type I], combined cystic and solid [type II] and solid [type III]. PPB is treated with aggressive multimodal therapies including surgery and chemotherapy. We present a case of 3.5 years old boy with PPB type II successfully treated with complete surgical resection followed by neoadjuvant chemotherapy.

Keywords

: Pulmonary blastoma Child Neoplasms

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