Primary and Metastatic Lung Tumors in the Pediatric Population A Review and 25 Year Experience at a by ProQuest

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									                 Primary and Metastatic Lung Tumors in the
                            Pediatric Population
               A Review and 25-Year Experience at a Large Children’s Hospital
                                               Megan K. Dishop, MD; Supriya Kuruvilla, MD

● Context.—Primary lung neoplasms are rare in children,                    diagnosed at our institution, including 20 primary benign
but they comprise a broad and interesting spectrum of le-                  lesions (9.8%), 14 primary malignant lesions (6.9%), and
sions, some of which are familiar from other tissue sites,                 170 secondary lung lesions (83.3%). The ratio of primary
and some of which are unique to the pediatric lung.                        benign to primary malignant to secondary malignant neo-
   Objective.—To determine the relative incidence of pri-                  plasms is 1.4:1:11.6. The common types of lung cancer in
mary and metastatic lung tumors in children and adoles-                    adults are exceptional occurrences in the pediatric popu-
cents through a single-institution case series, to compare                 lation. The most common primary lung malignancies in
these data to reports in the medical literature, to discuss                children are pleuropulmonary blastoma and carcinoid tu-
the clinical and pathologic features of primary tumors of                  mor. Other primary pediatric lung tumors include congen-
the tracheobro
								
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