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D'Artagnan Francois Hinds, Elisa M Aponte, Michael Secko, Ninfa Mehta
Intra-abdominal cystic lymphangiomas are rare, benign congenital tumors that often present with vague symptoms, making diagnosis difficult. We report a case of a 4-year-old patient who presented to the emergency department with nonspecific abdominal pain. Her diagnosis of intra-abdominal cystic lymphangioma was facilitated by point-of-care ultrasonography.
January 2015: Pediatric Emergency Care
Alpin D Malkan, Amos Loh, Armita Bahrami, Fariba Navid, Jamie Coleman, Daniel M Green, Andrew M Davidoff, John A Sandoval
Renal masses in children may be discovered during routine clinical examination or incidentally during the course of diagnostic or therapeutic procedures for other causes. Renal cancers are rare in the pediatric population and include a spectrum of pathologies that may challenge the clinician in choosing the optimal treatment. Correct identification of the lesion may be difficult, and the appropriate surgical procedure is paramount for lesions suspected to be malignant. The purpose of this article is to provide a comprehensive overview regarding the spectrum of renal tumors in the pediatric population, both benign and malignant, and their surgical management...
January 2015: Pediatrics
Joan H Dunlop, Joanna S Cohen
We present the case of a 9-year-old female who presented after minor blunt abdominal trauma during a sporting event. On focused assessment with sonography for trauma, she was found to have an incidental renal mass, which was ultimately diagnosed as a renal cell carcinoma. In this report, we focus on the use of bedside ultrasound as a screening test and the management of incidental findings.
October 2014: Pediatric Emergency Care
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