Boletín médico del Hospital Infantil de México
versión impresa ISSN 1665-1146
QUERO HERNANDEZ, Armando; HERNANDEZ ARRIOLA, Javier; SOCORRO LOPEZ, Zoila y PEREZ BAUTISTA, Aarón. Blastoma Pleuropulmonar. Bol. Med. Hosp. Infant. Mex. [online]. 2004, vol.61, n.1, pp. 55-59. ISSN 1665-1146.
Introduction. The pleuropulmonary blastoma is a rare malignant lung neoplasm usually observed in children younger than 6 years old. There are 3 types of pleuropulmonary blastoma: I cystic, III solid, and II mixed. Its clinical and biological behavior is aggressive. Case report. A female patient, 7 months old who 3 months previous to admission presented respiratory symptoms treated as neumonia and spillings, without clinical or radiological improvement. She was admitted with respiratory difficulty, hypomobility of the right hemitorax, and absence of respiratory sounds; a CAT scan of the thorax showed a lump that occupied more than 90% of the right hemitorax, heterogenous, with predominance of solid components. A resection of the middle right lobe was carried-out; the histopathologic studied disclosed a pleuropulmonary blastoma type II-III; the patient died 15 days after surgery. Conclusions. We present a case of pleuropulmonary blastoma type II-III at an early age. The involvement of the pleura and mediastinum probably determined its poor evolution. We consider that early resection of pulmonary lesions is advisable.
Palabras llave : Pleuropulmonary blastoma.