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Case report: an unusual case of adrenal neuroblastoma in pregnancy.
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PMID:  18305060     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Neuroblastomas are the fourth most common malignancy of childhood and account for most adrenal tumors in children. However, they are rarely reported in adults. We present herein an extremely rare case of adrenal neuroblastoma occurring in a 25-year-old woman during her first trimester of pregnancy. She had a spontaneous abortion secondary to chorioamnionitis and she was operated on for an "incidentaloma." Her tumor was curatively resected. She presented with right lower quadrant abdominal pain 26 months after her operation and there was evidence of local tumor recurrence without metastasis. Adult adrenal neuroblastoma is an uncommon malignancy and, to our knowledge, there was no case of this tumor occurring in pregnancy ever described in the English literature. The case presentation is followed by a general discussion with an emphasis on the diagnosis, treatment, and follow-up of neuroblastoma and its association with pregnancy.
Marwan M Refaat; Shereene Z Idriss; Lawrence S Blaszkowsky
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The oncologist     Volume:  13     ISSN:  1083-7159     ISO Abbreviation:  Oncologist     Publication Date:  2008 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-02-28     Completed Date:  2008-05-15     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9607837     Medline TA:  Oncologist     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  152-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Massachusetts General Hospital, Department of Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts 02114, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Abortion, Spontaneous / etiology
Adrenal Gland Neoplasms / complications,  diagnosis*,  pathology,  surgery
Chorioamnionitis / etiology
Neoplasm Staging
Neuroblastoma / complications,  diagnosis*,  pathology,  surgery
Pregnancy Complications, Neoplastic / diagnosis*,  pathology,  surgery
Pregnancy Trimester, First
Risk Factors

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