Bronchioloalveolar carcinoma as a second malignancy in a pediatric osteosarcoma survivor: Case report

Masayuki Okui, Taichiro Goto, Yuichiro Hayashi, Robert Nakayama, Mitsutomo Kono

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Background: Primary lung cancer is extremely rare in children, while secondary malignancies reportedly develop in 2% to 3% of pediatric osteosarcoma survivors.Case presentation: A 14-year-old girl was found to have two pulmonary lesions on computed tomography. These tumors had developed 1 year after osteosarcoma surgery. Segmentectomy of right segment 1 and wedge resection of right segment 9 were performed. Both lesions were completely resected and postoperative histopathological examination revealed metastasis of osteosarcoma and bronchioloalveolar carcinoma, respectively.Conclusion: Bronchioloalveolar carcinoma may present as a solitary pulmonary lesion indistinguishable from a metastatic lesion and should be included in the differential diagnosis of pulmonary lesions in survivors of pediatric cancer. Thus, pulmonary lesions identified in these patients should be biopsied or resected to establish a histological diagnosis.

Original languageEnglish
Article number135
JournalWorld Journal of Surgical Oncology
Publication statusPublished - 2013 Jun 12

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Oncology


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