Association between Congenital Lung Malformations and Lung Tumors in Children and Adults: A Systematic Review.

@article{Casagrande2016AssociationBC,
  title={Association between Congenital Lung Malformations and Lung Tumors in Children and Adults: A Systematic Review.},
  author={Arianna Casagrande and Federica Pederiva},
  journal={Journal of thoracic oncology : official publication of the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer},
  year={2016},
  volume={11 11},
  pages={1837-1845}
}
INTRODUCTION The appropriate management of asymptomatic congenital pulmonary malformations (CPMs) remains controversial. Prophylactic surgery is recommended to avoid the risk for development of pulmonary infections and to prevent the highly debated development of malignancy. However, the true risk for development of malignancy remains unknown. A systematic review analyzed all cases in which lung tumors associated with CPMs in both the pediatric and adult populations were described. METHODS A… CONTINUE READING