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Radiological Case of the Month

Radiological Case of the Month Abstract CLINICAL HISTORY.—This 11-month-old boy was brought to the hospital because of lack of appetite, loss of weight, and an abdominal mass. The mother stated that she first noted enlargement of the abdomen one month earlier. No other symptoms were present. A large mass was palpable in the left flank and extended into the iliac fossa. There were no other abnormal physical findings. An anemia was present with an erythrocyte count of 2,720,000/cu mm and hemoglobin determination of 50%. Denouement and Discussion Retroperitoneal Spindle Cell Sarcoma The plain roentgenograms of the abdomen show a soft tissue mass in the left flank displacing the intestine to the right. There are no calcifications. On excretory urography (Fig 1), contrast is seen in the mass on the left, and there appear to be two superimposed renal collecting structures to the right of the spine. In the lateral projection (Fig 2), the collecting structures of http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png American Journal of Diseases of Children American Medical Association

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Publisher
American Medical Association
Copyright
Copyright © 1969 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved.
ISSN
0002-922X
DOI
10.1001/archpedi.1969.02100040487013
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Abstract

Abstract CLINICAL HISTORY.—This 11-month-old boy was brought to the hospital because of lack of appetite, loss of weight, and an abdominal mass. The mother stated that she first noted enlargement of the abdomen one month earlier. No other symptoms were present. A large mass was palpable in the left flank and extended into the iliac fossa. There were no other abnormal physical findings. An anemia was present with an erythrocyte count of 2,720,000/cu mm and hemoglobin determination of 50%. Denouement and Discussion Retroperitoneal Spindle Cell Sarcoma The plain roentgenograms of the abdomen show a soft tissue mass in the left flank displacing the intestine to the right. There are no calcifications. On excretory urography (Fig 1), contrast is seen in the mass on the left, and there appear to be two superimposed renal collecting structures to the right of the spine. In the lateral projection (Fig 2), the collecting structures of

Journal

American Journal of Diseases of ChildrenAmerican Medical Association

Published: Sep 1, 1969

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