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

  • Hiroki Numanami
  • Motoya Tanaka
  • Masahiro Hashizume
  • Kazuo Hara
  • Toyoharu Yokoi
  • Masayuki Haniuda
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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 

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© The Japanese Association for Thoracic Surgery 2006

Authors and Affiliations

  • Hiroki Numanami
    • 1
  • Motoya Tanaka
    • 1
  • Masahiro Hashizume
    • 1
  • Kazuo Hara
    • 2
  • Toyoharu Yokoi
    • 3
  • Masayuki Haniuda
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Surgery, Division of Chest SurgeryAichi Medical UniversityAichiJapan
  2. 2.Division of PathologyAichi Medical UniversityAichiJapan
  3. 3.Department of PathologyNagoya University School of Health ScienceNagoyaJapan

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