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Archivos argentinos de pediatría

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SALAZAR, Jenny C; PARDO, Manuel  and  MORA-BAUTISTA, Víctor M. Pleuropulmonary blastoma: case report. Arch. argent. pediatr. [online]. 2018, vol.116, n.3, pp.e455-e458. ISSN 0325-0075.

Pleuropulmonary Blastoma corresponds to a malignant primary lung disorder, exclusive of pediatric age, infrequent and of aggressive characteristics. Age on diagnosis is 1 month-12 years. Rates per sex are equal. It can be found inside pleura or lungs. Respiratory distress associated or not with pneumothorax, chest pain and fever are classical clinical signs. These symptoms could be misdiagnosed as pneumonia. Radiologically, a large mass near the pleura at the base of the right lung without air bronchogram is its most common form. It has three histological types: type I (cystic), type II (mixed) and type III (solid). Its treatment requires tumor excision and multimodal chemotherapy. Pleuropulmonary Blastoma type I has good prognosis; type II and III variants have lower survival. We report a 2-year-old girl, pointing to the clinical-radiological diagnosis.

Keywords : Pleuropulmonary blastoma; Pediatrics; Radiology.

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