Turkish Neurosurgery 2016 , Vol 26 , Num 1
Biphasic Pulmonary Blastoma Associated with Cerebral Metastasis
Dalokay KILIC1, Cem YILMAZ3, Merih TEPEOGLU2, Cigdem VURAL2, Hakan CANER3
1Baskent University, School of Medicine, Departments of Thoracic Surgery, Ankara, Turkey
2Baskent University, School of Medicine, Departments of Pathology, Ankara, Turkey
3Baskent University, School of Medicine, Departments of Neurosurgery, Ankara, Turkey
DOI : 10.5137/1019-5149.JTN.10520-14.2 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. Keywords : Biphasic pulmonary blastoma, Cerebral metastasis, Treatment, Surgery
Corresponding author : Dalokay Kilic, dalokay7@yahoo.com