Lung cancer in a child with a substantial family history of cancer

T. Tajiri, S. Suita, K. Shono, M. Kubota, T. Taguchi, K. Yamanouchi, S. Noguchi, M. Tsuneyoshi

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The occurrence of primary lung cancer is rare in childhood. The case of an 11-year-old boy with primary lung cancer is presented in this report. He had a substantial family history of cancer. His chief complaint was coughing with right chest pain. A chest radiograph showed a coin lesion in the right lower lung. A right lower Iobectomy revealed a squamous cell carcinoma (stage IIIA at Japanese TNM classification). Systemic chemotherapy using cisplatin, vindesine, THP-adriamycin and cyclophosphamide was performed. Six months after surgery, a recurrent tumor occurred. An analysis of the familial cancer related genes (p53 gene and mismatch repair gene) showed no abnormality.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)409-412
Number of pages4
JournalEuropean Journal of Pediatric Surgery
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1999

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Surgery


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