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Characteristics and management of patients with fetal neuroblastoma.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  1625135     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
At 35 weeks 6 days of gestational age, ultrasound evaluation of the fetal abdomen showed a mixed cystic mass in the superior pole of the left kidney. The mass was suspected to be an adrenal hemorrhage or neuroblastoma. The diagnosis was fetal neuroblastoma. Differential diagnosis enabled the fetal neuroblastoma to be distinguished from adrenal hemorrhage. The parameters of diagnosis of fetal neuroblastoma include no specific ultrasonographic pattern, lack of palpability, and no tumor markers. However, certain features do characterize fetal neuroblastoma, such as little metastases, complete resection at operation, and excellent prognosis. In cases of suspected neuroblastoma, a laparotomy performed as soon as possible is generally regarded as the best course of treatment. Nonetheless, biological analyses of the tumor may prove in the future to be necessary for determining whether or not laparotomy is the best treatment.
Y Hosoda; T Miyano; K Kimura; T Oya; K Ishimoto; M Tanno; H Takeuchi
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of pediatric surgery     Volume:  27     ISSN:  0022-3468     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Pediatr. Surg.     Publication Date:  1992 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1992-08-11     Completed Date:  1992-08-11     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0052631     Medline TA:  J Pediatr Surg     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  623-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Pediatric Surgery, Juntendo University, School of Medicine, Tokyo, Japan.
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MeSH Terms
Adrenal Gland Diseases / diagnosis*
Adrenal Gland Neoplasms / diagnosis*,  pathology,  surgery
Diagnosis, Differential
Fetal Diseases / diagnosis*,  pathology,  surgery
Hemorrhage / diagnosis*
Infant, Newborn
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Neuroblastoma / diagnosis*,  pathology,  surgery
Pregnancy Trimester, Third
Ultrasonography, Prenatal

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