Blastoma

Epidemiology

  • Extremely rare (occur in both children and adults)
  • F>M (slight predominance)

Physiology

  • Low-grade lung neoplasm

Clinical

  • Lung Nodule or Mass (see [[Lung Nodule or Mass]])
    • Pathology: immature embryonic epithelial elements forming tubules/glands and primitive lung structures surrounded by malignant-appearing mesenchymal stroma

Treatment

  • Surgical resection: usually provides diagnosis
    • Usually curative, although late relapses/ metastases can occur ( which are not usually curable)
  • XRT: palliative
  • Chemo: use not defined

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