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Lung Cancer (Squamous Cell Carcinoma) in Adolescence

Yasutaka Niitu, MD; Hideo Kubota, MD; Sumio Hasegawa, MD; Masahiro Horikawa, MD; Shigeo Komatsu, MD; Tomiko Suetake, MD; Shigebumi Fujimura, MD; Yasuguki Nagashima, MD
Am J Dis Child. 1974;127(1):108-111. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1974.02110200110017.
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Primary lung cancer is rare in childhood. An asymptomatic 15-year-old boy was found to have a solitary circular shadow by a mass chest photofluorographic survey. The clinical course strongly suggested malignant tumor. Lobectomy three months after the detection of the shadow showed squamous cell carcinoma. At present, 3½ years after surgery, the patient is healthy and attending school. Cases of primary lung cancer in childhood are reviewed.


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