Blastoma

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Blastoma

Blastoma is abnormal cell growth of precursor or immature cells. These cells have yet to develop into cells with specific organ function. As a result, the symptoms that arise from these tumors vary greatly, since they are determined by their location in the body. Blastomas can occur in every part of the body, such as the brain, liver, kidneys, nervous system, bones and even the retina. Blastomas are usually found in children and are harder to diagnose due to their variability. Treatment is developed on a case-by-case basis and depends on the specific needs of the patient. If blastomas are found, doctors may suggest chemotherapy to combat the tumor problems.

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Scientific Literature

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The terms "Blastoma" returned 68 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Clinical and pathology analysis of 1 case of adult pleural pulmonary blastoma: A case report.
 

Author(s): Yi Liu, Dongbo Luo, Tongxin Du, Hongjiang Wang

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2017 Dec;96(50):e8918.

 

Pulmonary blastoma is a rare primary lung cancer that can be categorized into adult type and child type. The clinical symptoms and imaging features of pulmonary blastoma are nonspecific, making it difficult to diagnose preoperatively. Postoperative pathology with immunohistochemical ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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The Radiologic and Pathologic Diagnosis of Biphasic Pulmonary Blastoma.
 

Author(s): Fadi Nemeh, Anderson H Kuo, Jenny Ross, Carlos S Restrepo

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Pulmonary blastomas are rare malignancies, representing 0.25% to 0.5% of all primary lung neoplasms with often aggressive progression and poor prognosis. Clinical management of pulmonary blastomas depends on histologic subtype, staging, and presentation, and may consist of surgery, ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Identification of somatic and germ-line DICER1 mutations in pleuropulmonary blastoma, cystic nephroma and rhabdomyosarcoma tumors within a DICER1 syndrome pedigree.
 

Author(s): Lorena Fernández-Martínez, José Antonio Villegas, Íñigo Santamaría, Ana S Pitiot, Marta G Alvarado, Soledad Fernández, Héctor Torres, Ángeles Paredes, Pilar Blay, Milagros Balbín

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DICER1 syndrome is a pediatric cancer predisposition condition causing a variety of tumor types in children and young adults. In this report we studied a family with two relatives presenting a variety of neoplastic conditions at childhood.

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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The terms "Blastoma" returned 2 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Classic biphasic pulmonary blastoma with brain and axillary metastases: a case report with molecular analysis and review of literature.
 

Author(s): Yingjie Xiu, Lili Jiang, Weiping Liu

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Pulmonary blastoma is a rare series of malignant lung tumor, which contains three categories: classic biphasic pulmonary blastoma, pluropulmonary blastoma, and well-differentiated fetal adenocarcinoma. In this study, a 19-year old female suffering with classic biphasic pulmonary blastoma ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Pulmonary blastoma: a case report and review of the literature.
 

Author(s): Robert J Smyth, Aurelie Fabre, Johnathan D Dodd, Waldemar Bartosik, Charles G Gallagher, Edward F McKone

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Pulmonary blastomas are a rare aggressive neoplasm comprising 0.25-0.5% of all primary lung tumors and portend a poor prognosis. They display a biphasic histology with mesenchymal and epithelial components. Historically, the term pulmonary blastoma had included both pure fetal adenocarcinomas, ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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International Pleuropulmonary Blastoma (PPB) Treatment and Biology Registry
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Pleuropulmonary Blastoma

 

Last Updated: 19 Dec 2017

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Review of the Paediatric Pleuropulmonary Blastoma French Series
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Pleuropulmonary Blastoma

 

Last Updated: 6 Apr 2018

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DICER1-related Pleuropulmonary Blastoma Cancer Predisposition Syndrome: A Natural History Study
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Pleuropulmonary Blastoma; Cystic Nephroma; Ovarian Sertoli-Leydig Cell Tumors; Ocular Medulloepithelioma; Nasal Chondromesenchymal Hamartoma

 

Last Updated: 27 Jun 2018

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