Pleuropulmonary blastoma in a 3-year-old boy: A case study

Mohammed Erkhawan Hameed Rasheed, Mansour Youseffi, Luca Parisi, Muhammad Mahadi Abdul Jamil, Saeed Afshin Javid, Farideh Javid

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Pleuropulmonary blastoma (PPB) is a very aggressive and rare type of cancer that occurs mainly in children; however, it may also affect adults. PPB originates from the lung or the pleural cavity, but its cause is still unknown. PPB has four different subtypes based on whether it involves cysts and/or cancerous nodules, as well as considering the age at diagnosis and prognosis. Medical imaging plays an important role in the diagnosis of PPB to quantify the extent of metastasis of the tumour, such as in type II and type III, and to titrate the treatment strategy accordingly. In this paper, the case of a deceased 3-year-old boy, who was diagnosed with type II and III PPB, is presented, including an analysis on related medical images involving both ionising (chest X-ray and computed tomography) and non-ionising techniques (ultrasound), as well as the treatments that the child underwent. The patient received surgical resection of the tumour, followed by chemotherapy; however, local tumour relapse occurred, a second resection was not possible, and the relapsed tumour did not respond to chemotherapy leading to the death of the child.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the International Conference of Electrical and Electronic Engineering (ICon3E2021)
Subtitle of host publicationVersatility of Electrical & Electronics Engineering Solutions for Sustainable Future
EditorsMohd Helmy Abd Wahab, Noraisah Sudin, Radzi Ambar, Muhammad Mahadi Abdul Jamil
PublisherAIP Publishing
ISBN (Print)9780735446816
Publication statusPublished - 26 Oct 2023
Event3rd International Conference on Electrical and Electronics Engineering 2021: Versatility of Electrical and Electronics Engineering Solutions for Sustainable Future - Virtual, Online, Malaysia
Duration: 6 Sep 20217 Sep 2021
Conference number: 3

Publication series

NameAIP Conference Proceedings
PublisherAmerican Institute of Physics Publising LLC
ISSN (Print)0094-243X


Conference3rd International Conference on Electrical and Electronics Engineering 2021
Abbreviated titleICON3E 2021
CityVirtual, Online

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