Conservative management of mesenchymal hamartomas of the chest wall

Cameron, D, Ong, TH and Borzi, P (2001) Conservative management of mesenchymal hamartomas of the chest wall. Journal of Pediatric Surgery, 36 9: 1346-1349. doi:10.1053/jpsu.2001.26366


Author Cameron, D
Ong, TH
Borzi, P
Title Conservative management of mesenchymal hamartomas of the chest wall
Journal name Journal of Pediatric Surgery   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0022-3468
Publication date 2001
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1053/jpsu.2001.26366
Volume 36
Issue 9
Start page 1346
End page 1349
Total pages 4
Editor Jay L. Grosfeld
Place of publication St Louis, USA
Publisher W.B. Saunders
Collection year 2001
Language eng
Subject C1
321029 Surgery
730204 Child health
Abstract Mesenchymal hamartomas of the chest wall are rare benign lesions usually discovered in infancy. The authors present their experience with 3 cases. All of these cases were managed initially conservatively, although 1 child required a thoracotomy and partial tumour resection at 5 months of age because of respiratory compromise. The other 2 children have now reached 5 and 6 years of age with the tumors becoming less prominent. The authors believe many cases can be managed conservatively because malignant change has not been reported, and the lesions often become relatively smaller as the child grows. J Pediatr Surg 36:1346-1349, Copyright (C) 2001 by W.B. Saunders Company.
Keyword Mesenchymal Hamartoma
Chest Wall Hamartoma
Pediatrics
Surgery
Infants
Q-Index Code C1

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: School of Medicine Publications
 
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