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Chondroblastoma with pulmonary metastasis in a patient presenting with spontaneous bilateral pneumothorax: Report of a case.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  21922374     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Chondroblastoma is a benign bone tumor with a relatively high incidence in older children and adolescents. Although it is generally regarded as a benign neoplasm, it sometimes grows aggressively or recurs but rarely metastasizes to the lung. We herein present a very rare case of a bilateral pneumothorax due to a pulmonary metastasis from a chondroblastoma. A 21-year-old man developed a bilateral pneumothorax 20 months after an operation for a chondroblastoma of the right ischium. A pertinent literature review revealed similar cases of chondroblastoma with pulmonary metastasis, but revealed no reports of a pneumothorax caused by a metastatic chondroblastoma.
Masaya Tamura; Makoto Oda; Isao Matsumoto; Seiko Sawada-Kitamura; Go Watanabe
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2011-09-16
Journal Detail:
Title:  Surgery today     Volume:  41     ISSN:  1436-2813     ISO Abbreviation:  Surg. Today     Publication Date:  2011 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-09-16     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9204360     Medline TA:  Surg Today     Country:  Japan    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1439-41     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of General and Cardiothoracic Surgery, Kanazawa University School of Medicine, 13-1 Takaramachi Kanazawa, Ishikawa, 920-8640, Japan.
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