Blastoma

Common Name(s)

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 41 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

FGF10 Signaling differences between type I pleuropulmonary blastoma and congenital cystic adenomatoid malformation.
 

Author(s): Guillaume Lezmi, Virginie Verkarre, Naziha Khen-Dunlop, Shamila Vibhushan, Alice Hadchouel, Caroline Rambaud, Marie-Christine Copin, Jean-Luc Rittie, Alexandra Benachi, Jean-Christophe Fournet, Christophe Delacourt

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Type I pleuropulmonary blastoma (PPB) and congenital cystic adenomatoid malformation of the lung (CCAM) are cystic lung diseases of childhood. Their clinical and radiological presentations are often similar, and pathologic discrimination remains difficult in many cases. As a consequence, ...

Last Updated: 15 Nov 2013

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[Pulmonary blastoma: long-term tracking report in a case with literature review].
 

Author(s): Zhiming Mao, Xiaohua Gu, Jian Sun, Wangshan Mao, Dongbing Zhu, Taifeng Shi

Journal: Zhongguo Fei Ai Za Zhi. 2013 Jul;16(7):387-90.

 

Last Updated: 22 Jul 2013

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Primary pulmonary blastoma of monophasic variety--diagnosis and management.
 

Author(s): Jitendra H Mistry, Sumita B Pawar, Harshad Mehta, Aron Frederik Popov, Prashant Nanasaheb Mohite

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Pulmonary blastoma is a rare primary lung neoplasm, in that monophasic variety is far too rare. There are no specific clinical features seen for pulmonary blastoma; computed tomography and histopathology are diagnostic. Surgical excision is the treatment of choice; however, adjuvant ...

Last Updated: 19 Jun 2013

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International Pleuropulmonary Blastoma (PPB) Treatment and Biology Registry
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Pleuropulmonary Blastoma

 

Last Updated: 16 Aug 2013

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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: 15 May 2014

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Elucidating the Genetic Basis of the Pleuropulmonary Blastoma (PPB) Familial Cancer Syndrome
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Pleuropulmonary Blastoma; Cystic Nephroma; Sertoli-Leydig Cell Tumor of Ovary; Medulloepithelioma; Embryonal Rhabdomyosarcoma of Cervix

 

Last Updated: 9 Sep 2014

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