Pulmonary consolidation and inflammation: inflammatory pseudotumour in young children

https://doi.org/10.4081/monaldi.2009.365

Authors

  • C.A. Lindemans | c.a.lindemans@umcutrecht.nl Department of Pediatrics, Gelre Hospitals, Lukas location, Netherlands.
  • R.A. Bruinsma Department of Pediatric Pulmonary Diseases, Wilhelmina Children’s Hospital, University Medical Center, Utrecht, Netherlands.
  • P.G.J. Nikkels Department of Pathology, University Medical Center, Utrecht, Netherlands.
  • F.H.L. Bröker Department of Radiology, Gelre Hospitals, Lukas location, Apeldoorn, Netherlands.
  • H.G.M. Arets Department of Pediatric Pulmonary Diseases, Wilhelmina Children’s Hospital, University Medical Center, Utrecht, Netherlands.

Abstract

Here we report two children with a pulmonary inflammatory pseudotumour; a rare entity in children, that often initially presents as a pneumonia, but with the possibility of serious consequences if unrecognised and untreated. One of the children presented is 6 months which is extremely young for this tumour. Difficulties in presentation, management strategies and prognosis are described. Certainly, this is a condition that should be considered even in a very young child with an inflammatory condition presenting as a solid lesion in the lung which does not resolve or even progresses.

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Published
2016-01-22
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Keywords:
Infalmmatory pseudotumour, Myofibroblastic tumour, Inflammation, Neoplasm, Infants
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Lindemans, C.A., R.A. Bruinsma, P.G.J. Nikkels, F.H.L. Bröker, and H.G.M. Arets. 2016. “Pulmonary Consolidation and Inflammation: Inflammatory Pseudotumour in Young Children”. Monaldi Archives for Chest Disease 71 (2). https://doi.org/10.4081/monaldi.2009.365.