Biphasic Pulmonary Blastoma Associated with Cerebral Metastasis

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Kilic D., Yilmaz C., Tepeoglu M., Vural Ç. , Caner H.

TURKISH NEUROSURGERY, vol.26, no.1, pp.169-172, 2016 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 26 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.5137/1019-5149.jtn.10520-14.2
  • Title of Journal : TURKISH NEUROSURGERY
  • Page Numbers: pp.169-172


Pulmonary blastoma is a very rare malignant tumor of the lungs. A biphasic pulmonary blastoma was histologically diagnosed by a characteristic finding as it was mainly constituted of immature tumor tissue that had both epithelial and mesenchymal components. We present a case of a 68-year-old man with biphasic pulmonary blastoma. The patient underwent cranial metastatectomy and left lung upper lobectomy. Although the tumor was resected, there was rapid metastasis to the cranial, liver, kidney and multiple bones. Although radiotherapy and chemotherapy were administrated, the patient died about 6 months postoperatively. Close follow-up and aggressive chemotherapy should be considered for such tumours. In the light of this case, the authors review the pathologic, clinical, radiological and therapeutic features of this very rare malignant lung tumor.