Thorac cardiovasc Surg 1999; 47(3): 197-199
DOI: 10.1055/s-2007-1013143
Case Report

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Radical Resection of a Pulmonary Blastoma Involving the Mediastinum

G. Asimakopoulos1 , T. Krausz2 , P. L. C. Smith1
  • 1Cardiothoracic Unit, Hammersmith Hospital Imperial College School of Medicine, London
  • 2Histopathology Department, Hammersmith Hospital Imperial College School of Medicine, London
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Publication History

1998

Publication Date:
19 March 2008 (online)

Abstract

Pulmonary blastoma is a rare primary lung tumour associated with poor prognosis. Despite modern diagnostic imaging and biopsy techniques, the diagnosis is usually not considered initially. A case of a 22-year-old man with a large biphasic left-sided pulmonary blastoma, extending to the mediastinum, is reported. It was treated by pneumonectomy and pericardiectomy with radical tumour resection from the anterior mediastinum, under cardiopulmonary bypass. Adjuvant radiotherapy was used. 3 years postoperatively there is no sign of recurring disease.