Clin Oncol | Volume 4, Issue 1 | Case Report | Open Access

Biphasic Pulmonary Blastoma - A Rare Lung Tumor: Case Report

Calado T1 *, Antunes M1 , Cabral D1 , Pereira C2 , Alves P2 and Félix F1

1Department of Thoracic Surgery, Hospital Pulido Valente, Portugal2Department of Pneumology, Hospital de Santa Maria, Portugal

*Correspondance to: Telma Calado 

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Pulmonary blastoma is a very rare neoplasm, similar to fetal lung tissues, comprising less than 0.5% of all primary lung tumors. The mainstay of treatment is surgical resection but, due the rarity of this tumor, remains unclear the role of adjuvant therapy (radiation or chemotherapy). The prognosis of this malignancy is poor and the overall 5-year survival is around 15%. We report a case of a 51 yearold woman who presented with cough, haemoptysis and a tumor shadow in the right middle field of a chest radiography. The pathological diagnosis of biphasic pulmonary blastoma was made after surgical resection of the tumor, and the patient received an adjuvant platinum based chemotherapy. The patient is in complete remission and currently on a two year ongoing follow-up.



Calado T, Antunes M, Cabral D, Pereira C, Alves P, Félix F. Biphasic Pulmonary Blastoma - A Rare Lung Tumor: Case Report. Clin Oncol. 2019; 4: 1652 .

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