, Volume 28, Issue 3, pp 191-193
Date: 25 Apr 2012

Pulmonary blastoma in children: a case report

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Abstract

A eleven month old boy presented with cough, fever and breathing difficulty of short duration. Breath sound were not audible on the left side. Chest X-ray revealed a large mass in the left hemithorax. Computed Tomography (CT) scan showed marginally and heterogeneously enhanced tumor filling the left hemithorax. At thoracotomy, the left lung was compressed by the mass with infiltration of the posterior thoracic wall. The excised tumor showed fleshy mass with areas of necrosis and haemorrhage. Histology confirmed the mass to be pleuropulmonary blastoma. The patient received chemo therapy and radiotherapy and was doing well at last follow up.