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Spontaneous pneumothorax in children with osteosarcoma: report of three cases and review of the literature.
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PMID:  23175928     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
Spontaneous pneumothorax is a rare manifestation of primary lung cancer or metastasis. It is estimated that < 1% of all cases of spontaneous pneumothorax are tumor-associated and metastatic osteogenic or soft-tissue sarcomas are associated most commonly with pneumothorax especially in the setting of cytotoxic chemotherapy or radiotherapy. In this article, we report three pediatric cases with osteosarcoma that developed spontaneous pneumothorax during chemotherapy with a review of the literature. Two of them had lung metastasis at the time of the detection of pneumothorax and the remaining patient was found to have a bronchopleural fistula. SPx is an emergency situation and early diagnosis and management can improve prognosis and quality of life of the patient however the optimal management has yet to be determined.
M Fayda; R Kebudi; Y Dizdar; O Gorgun; F Gun; G Aksu; I Ayan
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Acta chirurgica Belgica     Volume:  112     ISSN:  0001-5458     ISO Abbreviation:  Acta Chir. Belg.     Publication Date:    2012 Sep-Oct
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-11-26     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370571     Medline TA:  Acta Chir Belg     Country:  Belgium    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  378-81     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Radiation Oncology, Oncology Institute, Istanbul University, Capa, Turkey.
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