Surgical Treatment for Pneumothorax and Tumor-bronchial Fistula Secondary to Pulmonary Metastasis of Osteosarcoma in Pediatric and Adolescent Patients

Naonori Kawakubo, Tomoro Hishiki, Ayumu Arakawa, Miho Nakajima, Tadashi Kumamoto, Kazuo Nakagawa, Akira Kawai, Chitose Ogawa

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Abstract

Background: Pneumothorax and tumor-bronchial fistula are rare complications of pulmonary metastasis of osteosarcoma. Observations: We herein report the cases of 3 pediatric and adolescent patients who developed pneumothorax or tumor-bronchial fistula during treatment of pulmonary metastasis of osteosarcoma with chemotherapeutics or antiangiogenic agents. Two patients developed pneumothorax, and the other patient developed tumor-bronchial fistula. All of the patients finally underwent the surgery to treat their complications. Conclusions: Although it is not a curative surgery, surgery for pneumothorax and tumor-bronchial fistula is acceptable. The operative procedure should be considered on the basis of the predicted prognosis of the patient.

Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology
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Publication statusAccepted/In press - 2022

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Hematology
  • Oncology

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