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The Japanese Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery

, Volume 54, Issue 11, pp 504-506

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Pleuropulmonary blastoma in a 12-year-old boy presenting with pneumothorax

  • Hiroki NumanamiAffiliated withDepartment of Surgery, Division of Chest Surgery, Aichi Medical University
  • , Motoya TanakaAffiliated withDepartment of Surgery, Division of Chest Surgery, Aichi Medical University
  • , Masahiro HashizumeAffiliated withDepartment of Surgery, Division of Chest Surgery, Aichi Medical University
  • , Kazuo HaraAffiliated withDivision of Pathology, Aichi Medical University
  • , Toyoharu YokoiAffiliated withDepartment of Pathology, Nagoya University School of Health Science
  • , Masayuki HaniudaAffiliated withDepartment of Surgery, Division of Chest Surgery, Aichi Medical University Email author 

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Abstract

Pleuropulmonary blastoma is a rare pulmonary neoplasm seen in the pediatric population. We report a purely cystic-type pleuropulmonary blastoma in a 12-year-old boy who presented with spontaneous pneumothorax. He underwent partial resection of the left lower lobe under video-assisted thoracoscopy.

Key words

Pleuropulmonary blastoma Spontaneous pneumothorax