Pleuropulmonary blastoma in an adolescent

Academic Article


  • Primary pulmonary malignancies are rare in childhood. The most common, pleuropulmonary blastoma (PPB), has an incidence of 25–50 cases per year in the United States (Knight and et al., 2019) [1]. The majority of children are diagnosed with PPB before the age of four years. PPB is divided into subtypes I, Ir (type I- regressed), II, and III, which correlates to the age of diagnosis and patient prognosis [2,3]. Here we report an unusual presentation of PPB in a teen-aged female who presented with a one month history of a non-productive cough.
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    Author List

  • Bownes LV; Hutchins SC; Cardenas AM; Kelly DR; Beierle EA
  • Volume

  • 59