Drawing showing areas where pleuropulmonary blastoma may form, including the aorta, pulmonary artery, lung, heart, pleura, and diaphragm. Also shown is cancer in the left lung.
Pleuropulmonary blastoma is a rare, fast-growing cancer that forms in the tissues of the lung and pleura (the thin layer of tissue that covers the lungs and lines the inside of the chest). It may also form in the organs between the lungs, including the heart, aorta, and pulmonary artery, or in the diaphragm (the main breathing muscle below the lungs). Pleuropulmonary blastoma usually occurs in infants and young children.
Anatomy -- Respiratory/Thoracic System
People -- Child
|Type:||Color, Medical Illustration (JPEG format)|
|Source:||National Cancer Institute|
|Creator:||Terese Winslow (Illustrator)|
|Date Created:||March 29, 2021|
|Date Added:||April 21, 2021|
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