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Pleuropulmonary blastoma: a case report and review of the literature.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  25177506     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
The case of 38-month-old boy is being reported who was brought to the pediatrics clinic with fever, cough, hemoptysis, and breathing difficulty. Imaging studies revealed a right lower chest mass. Lobectomy and histopathological examination revealed it to be predominantly solid pleuropulmonary blastoma type II. It is a rare pediatric pleuropulmonary tumor with aggressive behavior and tendency to spread to the brain. The case is being presented to make the general histopathologist aware of this rare entity and to highlight to the pediatric physicians/surgeons, radiologists, and histopathologists the fact that lung cysts in infants and young children should be evaluated seriously and sampled thoroughly to diagnose cases of type I pleuropulmonary blastoma which will progress over time to type II or type III tumors. Also the siblings and first degree relatives of the patient should be screened for associated pulmonary and extrapulmonary benign and malignant conditions.
Authors:
Amjad Ali Khan; Ahmed Kamal El-Borai; Mohammad Alnoaiji
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2014-08-07
Journal Detail:
Title:  Case reports in pathology     Volume:  2014     ISSN:  2090-6781     ISO Abbreviation:  Case Rep Pathol     Publication Date:  2014  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2014-09-01     Completed Date:  2014-09-01     Revised Date:  2014-09-03    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101576609     Medline TA:  Case Rep Pathol     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  509086     Citation Subset:  -    
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