Giant-cell pneumonia and lung tumorlets in a leukemic four-year-old child

F. Silvestri, L. Giarelli, M. Mlac, D. Gori, P. Tamaro

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Abstract

The authors report the case of a 4-year-old child whose death resulted from acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) and giant-cell pneumonia. Typical lung tumorlets were occasionally observed. On electron microscopic study it was possible to demonstrate a large number of neurosecretory granules in the tumorlet cells, identical to those present in Kulchitsky's cells. These studies suggest the occurrence of an abnormal immune process.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)459-465
Number of pages7
JournalTumori
Volume65
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1979

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  • Cancer Research

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    Silvestri, F., Giarelli, L., Mlac, M., Gori, D., & Tamaro, P. (1979). Giant-cell pneumonia and lung tumorlets in a leukemic four-year-old child. Tumori, 65(4), 459-465.