Pleuropulmonary blastoma - Case report of a patient presenting in a moribund state

Risenga Frank Chauke*, M. Nelson Muthuphei

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A 4-year-old girl presented with an intrathoracic tumour that was pleural in origin, invading the right lower lobe. The patient underwent urgent right thoracotomy and surgical excision of the tumour and right lower lobectomy as the tumour was invading that lobe. The histological report initially reported it as a rhabdomyosarcoma, embryonal type, but after consultation it was changed to type III pleuropulmonary blastoma. The patient was treated with chemotherapy but succumbed to the disease 12 months after the diagnosis. Relevant literature on pleuropulmonary blastoma is reviewed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)92-94
Number of pages3
JournalSouth African Journal of Surgery
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2003
Externally publishedYes


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