Lung Tumors and Tumor-like Conditions

  • Hart IsaacsJr


Both benign and malignant lung tumors are uncommon in the fetus and infant. Metastatic disease is more prevalent [1–7]. Rhabdomyosarcoma, Wilms’ tumor, hepatoblastoma, rhabdoid tumor, and yolk sac tumor are the main malignant neoplasms that metastasize to the lungs during the first year of life. In patients with Leukemia, the pulmonary vessels may contain leukemic cells, and these cells may infiltrate the alveolar wall; perivascular infiltrates are found in severe cases [1, 5, 7].


Inflammatory Myofibroblastic Tumor Infantile Hemangioma Congenital Cystic Adenomatoid Malformation Embryonal Rhabdomyosarcoma Blastemal Cell 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Hart IsaacsJr
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  1. 1.Department of Pathology Rady Childrens Hospital San DiegoUniversity of California San Diego School of MedicineSan DiegoUSA

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