Journal of Hong Kong College of Radiologists

Volume 4 Number 3, 2001

Pleuropulmonary Blastoma in an Infant Presenting with Tension Pneumothorax

JLY Leung, JPY Tsao, AKH Lai, TW Fan, SCH Chan
Department of Radiology and Imaging, Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Hong Kong

Pleuropulmonary blastoma is one of the rarest tumours occurring in childhood. The pathogenesis and therapeutic management of this condition remain controversial. We report the case of an 8-month-old girl with cystic pleuropulmonary blastoma (type 1), presenting with respiratory distress and a tension pneumothorax. The clinical and radiological aspects of the pleuropulmonary blastoma are also discussed. (J HK Coll Radiol 2001;4:219-221)

Key words : Childhood, Pleuropulmonary blastoma, Pulmonary cyst, Tension pneumothorax

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