Pleuropulmonary blastoma: A case report

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Dhiya R Kareem
Abdul Khaliq Zaki Benyan
Fouzi Ahmad Ali
Wassan MJ Al- Elwee


A 2 years old girl was managed for pulmonary complaint of cough, dyspnea, and wheezes. ComputerizedTopographic scan of the chest showed a mixed solid and cystic mass that was proved histopathologicallyas Pleuropulmonary blastoma (PPB) after excision by thoracotomy which is a rare primitive aggressivemalignant neoplasm of the thorax occurring in childhood. The patient was treated by chemotherapy andshe was quite well on her follow up after one year.

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Kareem DR, Benyan AKZ, Ali FA, Al- Elwee WM. Pleuropulmonary blastoma: A case report. J Postgrad Med Inst [Internet]. 2013 Oct. 7 [cited 2022 May 28];27(4). Available from:
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Fouzi Ahmad Ali, Basra teaching hospital

cardiothoracic & vascular surgery