Acute respiratory distress due to fibrosarcoma of the carina in a child


Savas C. , CANDIR O., OZGUNER F.

PEDIATRIC PULMONOLOGY, vol.38, no.4, pp.355-357, 2004 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 38 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2004
  • Doi Number: 10.1002/ppul.10250
  • Title of Journal : PEDIATRIC PULMONOLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.355-357

Abstract

We report a 12-year-old boy with primary bronchopulmonary fibrosarcoma (PBPF). He was misdiagnosed a having asthma until he presented with acute respiratory distress syndrome. Chest x-ray showed atelectasis of the right lung. Bronchoscopy performed to rule out foreign body inhalation revealed a friable mass obstructing the right main bronchus. Successful treatment was achieved with surgical resection of the lesion followed by radiotherapy and chemotherapy. (C) 2004 Wiley-Liss, Inc.