ISSN : 1301-5680
e-ISSN : 2149-8156
Turkish Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery     
Pleuropulmonary blastoma: A report of two cases
Ömer Faruk Demir1, Ömer Önal1, Leyla Hasdıraz1, Fahri Oğuzkaya1, Olgun Kontaş2, Ayşe Ülgey3
1Department of Thoracic Surgery, Erciyes University Faculty of Medicine, Kayseri, Turkey
2Department of Pathology, Erciyes University Faculty of Medicine, Kayseri, Turkey
3Department of Anesthesiology and Reanimation, Erciyes University Faculty of Medicine, Kayseri, Turkey
DOI : 10.5606/tgkdc.dergisi.2020.18215
Pleuropulmonary blastoma is a rare and aggressive childhood tumor of mesenchymal origin. It has a poor prognosis and mainly classified as cystic (type 1), mixed type (type 2), and solid (type 3). Herein, we present two cases of pleuropulmonary blastoma type 3 presenting with pneumothorax, a rare clinical presentation of pleuropulmonary blastoma, which was successfully treated with surgery.
Keywords : Pleuropulmonary blastoma, pneumothorax, thoracotomy
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