Discriminating preoperative features of pleuropulmonary blastomas (PPB) from congenital cystic adenomatoid malformations (CCAM): a retrospective, age-matched study.

@article{Oliveira2011DiscriminatingPF,
  title={Discriminating preoperative features of pleuropulmonary blastomas (PPB) from congenital cystic adenomatoid malformations (CCAM): a retrospective, age-matched study.},
  author={Carol Oliveira and Sharifa Himidan and Aimee C Pastor and Ahmed Nasr and David Manson and Glenn Taylor and Natalie L. Yanchar and Guy Brisseau and Peter Chan Woo Kim},
  journal={European journal of pediatric surgery : official journal of Austrian Association of Pediatric Surgery ... [et al] = Zeitschrift fur Kinderchirurgie},
  year={2011},
  volume={21 1},
  pages={2-7}
}
BACKGROUND The etiopathogenesis of pleuropulmonary blastoma (PPB) and its relationship to congenital cystic adenomatoid malformation (CCAM) remain controversial. Our recent analysis indicates that both the co-incidental occurrence and the outcome of PPB among CCAM patients are significant. We report here on our efforts to determine clinical and radiological features discriminating PPB from CCAM preoperatively. MATERIALS & METHODS A retrospective analysis of all patients treated for PPB and… CONTINUE READING